I'm starting a monthly linky party called What?! Wednesday where you can link up and share your funny stories from this year or the past! To start, I have two of my favorites from subbing 5 years ago:
1. I was working with a 4th grade class for the day. We were watching an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy (who doesn't love him??) about plants, how they grow, and how water moves through them. Of course, being Bill Nye, it really encouraged safety while conducting the experiments. They stressed the importance of using a plastic knife to cut the celery for the experiment. The video must have said it 4 times and this one boy kept grumbling. Finally they got to a part about a tree section and in the most sarcastic voice in the world the kid says "Are they going to use a plastic knife for that too?" I couldn't help it- I bust out laughing in front of the whole class. It cracked me up!
2. I was subbing in a kindergarten class and the kids were out at recess. One of the girls, who had a cold, runs in the door crying with her nose and mouth covered. I went over and asked her what was wrong and she uncovered her face- there was SNOT hanging from her nose across her mouth and onto her chin!! And not just a little bit of snot, I'm talking SNOT!!! If there's one thing I can't handle, it's snot. I started gagging instantly and had to turn around and walk away while this poor little thing was crying! I finally reached for a box of tissues and held it out to her without turning my head. When she reached for it I actually dropped it! YUCK!!!