Pre Game Joke

This morning a Gary, Indiana kindergarten teacher explains to her class
that she is an Indianapolis Colts fan. She asks her students to raise their hands if they are Colts fans, too. Not really knowing what a Colts fan was, but wanting to be liked by their teacher, their hands flew into the air.

There is, however, one exception. Susie has not gone
along with the crowd. The teacher asks her why she has decided to be
different. "Because I'm not a Colts fan" she reports.

"Then," asks the teacher, "what are you?"

"I'm a Chicago Bears fan," boasts the little girl.

The teacher asks Susie why she is a Bears fan. "Well, my Dad and Mom
Bears fans, so I'm a Bears fan, too" she responds.

"That's no reason," the teacher says. "What if your mom
was a moron, and your dad was an idiot. What would you be then?"

Susie smiles and says, "Then I'd be a Colts fan."


Creative Fractions

One of my 5th grade boys wrote this number story on a homework assignment.

I jumped off a cliff and was 3/4 down when a bird chopped off 3/8 of me. 1/8 more [I think he means falling] and I hit a rock sticking out of the cliff, and 1/4 fell off of me. How much of me got chopped off?

Before you get the wrong idea, he's actually a very well adjusted boy, who just happens to be very creative and reads a lot of fantasy. Sure makes reading number stories a lot more entertaining!

Addendum: In the rest of the class's number stories, ninety percent of the students used the name Bob. What's up with that?