Category Archives: School Assignments

No Wonder Those Bugs Look So Happy

Jan is a kindergarten teacher. She sees lots of great stuff kids write.

But Jan’s own 5-year-old son brought this one home from school. In her words:

“Glad to see phonics is working. I’m a proud mom.”

You should be, Jan.

In this case, Ii is for Impressive.

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If you see an impressive example of stuff a kid wrote, snap a pic with your smartphone and share it with the followers of SKW! Please email to either leanneshirtliffe@gmail.com or mcfadden.chase@gmail.com.

Thanks, and happy Isexing to all!

Chase and Leanne

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School agendas and fainting

Lief is a clever nine-year-old who (intentionally or not) seems to be poking fun at the idea of setting weekly goals.

This is what he wrote in his agenda as his goal for the week:

I am happy to report that Lief did, in fact, achieve his goal. He remains upright.

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Thanks to Lief’s hilarious mom, Lorraine of  Worn Ragged: Mommies on the Edge, for sharing this with us.

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Send us the funny things your kids (or other people’s kids) write.
Email a jpeg image to mcfadden.chase@gmail.com or leanneshirtliffe@gmail.com.
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What Adults Don’t Know About Kids, Gardens, and Poetry

When Chrissy Irwin’s sister was in second grade, she had to keep a journal.

One day Jillian and her classmates had to write poetry.

This is what Jillian wrote:

It seems incredibly insightful.

Long live logic. And kids who are funny in spite of their teachers.

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Do you have any writing my kids that you’d like to submit?
If so, please email chasemcfadden@gmail.com or leanneshirtliffe@gmail.com.

When Sentences Make You Sad

Eight-year-old Cameron brought his books home from school in June. His dad, Lloyd, found this:

Cameron’s writing has appeared here before. Please check out a touching post, How Our Kids Re-Write Us, and two funny ones, When Kids Try Hot Sauce and Stuipid Gardening.

Follow Lloyd’s intelligent and hilarious musings on Twitter: @LloydRang.

Thank you for your what?

There is never any shortage of adventure in a middle school classroom. Last year I was mistakenly called a slut and jokingly deemed hotter than Megan Fox.

This year, I evidently forgot to teach students that you do not hyphenate one syllable words if you run out of room at the end of a line.

My (cl)ass and I are going to have a stellar vacation, thank you very much.

Pulling the Rip Cord

You know the ol’ school yard saying: The smeller’s the feller… who was the second person to jump out of the plane.

For more bodily function prose, click here.

Sh*t My Un-Birthday Note Says

At one elemantary school, second graders have to write birthday letters to their classmates. If a birthday falls on a weekend or holiday, students celebrate their un-birthday.

Check out this shiny, happy letter:

Personally, I prefer a shiny star …

I’m not sure I want to know where the half-erased “3 Dogs” comment is going …

Things Really Went Downhill in 2nd Grade

And my 8-year-old’s other moms?

Total trolls. Really.

Pizza Don’t Have No Flees

Written by SC, age 7.

A Butt-Kicking for the Ages

Brian wrote this story when he was a kid. His parents kept it. You’ll understand why. They had to be incredibly proud.

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The moral of this story?

Talking mice are inherently wise. If one ever offers you advice, take it.

Just don’t bend over to take it.

Especially if you’re naked.