1. a group of my kids were at a painting center. i overhear one of the girls (this girl has a bit of a speech problem and a grand imagination) saying this: "i turned my grandma into a BARFLY. she is the best barfly. she is a pretty barfly. there is no barfly better than my grandma!" i thought i was going to pee my pants! translation: BARFLY= butterfly. :)
2. during a journal entry, one of my boys (i actually taught this boy's MOM when she was in 8th grade!) drew a picture of me. next to me was a building with a sign on it that read: "BAR". so i said, in my best teacher voice, "wow. what a great picture. tell me about this place here." he says, "that's the bathroom, duh!" of course! my classroom is right next to the bathroom and he used first grade sound stretching to spell it out. :)
it's going to be a SUPER year!