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Overheard in the Library 53

During Grade 1 Library period…

Boy: “Ms Walker! I can checkmate my brother in chess in only two moves!”

Ms. Walker: “Wow! That’s impressive! How old is your brother?”

Boy: “Two.”

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Overheard in the Library 52

Mr. Webber and some boys are discussing their supplies for a Genius Hour project. The boys are making things out of cardboard.

Mr. Webber: We have lots of cardboard in the library office.

Grade 6 student: Oh, we don’t need a lot. We just need quite a bit.

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Overheard in the Library 51

“Do you think the fish know they’re in a fish tank?”

~ Grade 4 student, having an icthyological existential crisis while helping Mr. Webber clean the aquarium.

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Overheard in the Library 50

“I’m allergic to lava.”

~ Grade 1 student

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Overheard in the Library 49

Grade 1 boy: Do you have any interesting books?

Ms Walker: All our books are interesting! What are you interested in?

Grade 1: Do you have any Easter books? (pause) I mean, books about sea snakes?

Doesn’t everyone get mixed up between Easter and sea snakes?

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Overheard in the Library 48

From a Grade 6 student, regarding today’s Haikuesday: “You know what, Ms. Walker? Whenever I read a haiku, I spend about 1% of the time relaxing and enjoying it, and the other 99% of the time making sure it has the right number of syllables!”

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Overheard in the Library 47

Today is a casual day.The Grade 2 class is being a little wiggly while Ms Walker reads them Sideways Stories from Wayside School:

Ms. Walker: Before I start the next chapter, I want everyone to sit criss-cross-applesauce again.

Student (in a tone of despair): I don’t think I can, Ms. Walker. My jeans are too tight!

 

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