October 24, 2008: After reading a story about treefrogs, I thought it would be fun to catch one. We named it “Rana,” Spanish word for frog. Jose was thrilled! The rest of the class was thrilled! Then Rana got out. I told them it was because he heard it raining outside and amphibeans LOVE the rain. Here are the funny quotations of the day:
Kylie: (coming out of the bathroom) Ms. McGee, I just used it, but I wanted to come back here and tell you that now I got to go number two so it’s going to take longer than I thought at first.
Aiden: (In genuine anger and frustration) Don’t name that next frog Rana because that other one up and “rana-ed” away on you ‘cause that’s what you had named him.
Teria: You find me a mommy frog and a daddy frog? Ohhh, I met a daddy frog named Jerry one time. But really his name was Jeremy. He told a lie Ms. McGee. Does that hurt your heart that he told me a lie?
Teria: (wailing) I miss my Booooty! Waaaa! (then in normal voice) That’s what I called that frog, Ms. McGee.