Deep Thoughts from a First Grade Mind

With the end of school quickly approaching, the Gort has been coming home each day carrying a backpack stuffed to the gills. Filled with all his ‘work’ for the past year. A math folder. A Spanish folder. Worksheets galore. Art. And, my personal favorite – the one I will store with all of his keepsake belongings – his journal.

The first time I read through it, I howled. At the spelling. The earnestness. The wildly strange imagination. The depicted images. (Why does he insist on styling my hair into a flip when he draws pictures of his family?)

‘What? Why are you laughing,’ he demanded to know.

Because of these gems, that’s why.

October 12, 2010

I had a four day weekend. I played and wathd a muve.

November 10, 2010

Remembrance Day is November 11. I wear a poppy to remember that soldiers are dying.

January 11, 2011

I like indoor recess because I like the movies. I do not like outdoor recess because it is cold out.

February 3, 2011

Yesturday was Groundhog Day. I predicted sunny. Balzac Billy saw his shadow. There will be six more weeks of winter.

February 11, 2011

I wish I had 100 Lego sets because I love Lego. I would never want 100 lentils because I don’t love lentils.

April 4, 2011

On the weekend I played the Wii. The wii game I played the most was tennis. I played it with my brother and my mom. I played golf with my brother too. I played bowling with brother too. I wanted to play Boxing But I needed to conect something to the remote but my dad didint want to. So I didint play it.

April 8, 2011

My mechanimal is a metal eating rooster. It is strong. It lives in a barn. It buys metal for the other mechanimals. It wakes people up at seven o’clock. It is so loud that people in Russia can here it.

April 27, 2011

Today was Clay for Kids. I made a fantastic family plaque. I liked the way we made the family plaque. I liked the cool details I did. I liked the awsome way Susan made the bowl on the incredible machine.

After howling at this particular entry, the professor and I tried to determine if the kids had been encouraged to use those particular adjectives. ‘She told us to use juicy words’ the Gort explained.

May 6, 2011

At the choir asembly. My faforite song was weeds rule. The boys were weeds and the girls were flowers. I protended I was a poisonis weed.

June 11, 2011

I like the butieful flowers and the butieful weather. I also like the hot days and the warm sun. I do not like rain, lightning and the mosquitos. I do not like the cold weather or the bad weather. The End.

June 20, 2011

My ladybug was grouchy because another lady bug wanted to share the aphids and the grouchy lady didn’t want to, so he wanted to fight but the other Lady was teeny tiny so he tried to fight a bear but he said he was to small so he tried to fight a whale but the whale slaped him back to the leaf then the other Ladybug gave him aphid ice cream the he felt better. the end.

June 24, 2011

On summer vacation I am going to montana and the United States. in the United States I am going to see my aunts, uncles, cousins, my Grandma, Grandpa and ouma. It takes three days to get to the United states because I take a car. the end.

5 thoughts on “Deep Thoughts from a First Grade Mind

  1. Precious. Can’t decide which I like better: the distaste for a 100 lentils or aphid ice cream as a remedy for grouchiness.
    Balzac Billy?? I just learned something from the Gort’s journal.

  2. I think I am going to dig out our journals for a laugh. I am sure there us some scary stuff in there…. The mind of a 1st grader is so “creative.”


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