Thursday, February 25, 2010

5th Grader's Chuck Norris Joke

I started a new weekly morning activity with our journal entries, called "Wednesday Joke Day." One of my students was sharing his favorite Chuck Norris jokes and they seemed to really catch on. Now, just about every boy in my class is talking about Chuck Norris this and Chuck Norris that.

We are starting a new unit this week, a simulation mimicking the pilgrims' voyage from Europe to the New World. The boys started joking that Chuck Norris was one of the passengers on the Mayflower. Eventually, one of them came up with this hilarious joke:
Most people from the Mayflower didn't survive the first winter in the New World. What they didn't know is that the first winter didn't survive Chuck Norris.
In order to prevent the kids from believing that Chuck Norris actually landed on Plymouth Rock, I think I might have to teach them about how quickly jokes get old.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spring Poem

New Growth by Aaron Riedl

Hello, little tulip leaf!
You grow from a bulb beneath.
I almost trampled you with my boot.
Be free, grow strong, you are so cute!