Do I Look Like Your Momma?

Ok I know I already sliced today but I figured that didn’t really count because I try to do it every week, and my friend Tammy over at Forever in First is having a fun Linky party and since I haven’t been to a party yet this summer I decided to link up!
It’s called My Teacher Always Says... I had to laugh at that because sometimes I feel like a broken record, and really want to say- “HELLO!! Anybody listening??!!” instead of what I do say.

My favorite and what I say the MOST to the most kids is “Do I look like your mother?” In other words I am not cleaning up after you and your momma is not coming here to do it so you’d better be responsible for yourself! Along with that one I sometimes look around and say don’t see your Momma in this classroom do you?”

The ones that probably drives the kiddos most crazy is when I just look and them blankly and say “why” “how do you know?” in the beginning I get many blank stares in return, and looks that seem to say “what do you mean why, or how do I know I just told you the answer!!” I’ve even had a few smarties even say that to me; which frustrates them even more when I repeat- “how do you know?”
Another favorite is “show me- don’t tell me.” If you say you can do it, or if you say you’re going to do something then show me, just saying it  doesn’t make it so.

I have to admit I am a bit sarcastic at times, and my sarcasm can be kinda ornery. But it makes for a fun year when there are those kiddos that actually get my sarcasm and know it’s all in fun. Because saying whatever, seriously, or do I look like your momma in first grade is sometimes just too much fun! 
This was a fun Linky you should hop on over to Tammy's and party with us!
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  1. I'm SO honored you came to the party! Thank you Tammy. "Do I look like your momma?" Love that. I tell my kids that their mother doesn't live here, but yours is much more clever. Thanks again!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I have a tendency to be a little sarcastic too. I have to watch myself, because sometimes 1st graders just don't get it.
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  3. Hi Tammy! I just found your cute blog, I'm your newest follower!

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  4. Ha ha! I forgot that I say the "Mom" thing. I say, "your Mom's not here, so (fill in the blank: pick up your glue, clean up your area, etc.)."

  5. Just discovered your blog through Tammy's linky. I am guilty of a bit of sarcasm too. I actually teach the kids the term for it and that everything doesn't have to be literal. One year I had a student tell me "you don't mean that, you're just being psychotic"! Yep, that's pretty close.