Students Say the Sweetest Things… Sometimes


Students… the real reason we get up each morning and go to school. They shine a light and make our days enjoyable and exciting. We are served with compliments, jokes, and blunt realities each day from their little mouths. Most days, we hear “Teacher, I love you.”, “You look so pretty today.”, and ” I love your shirt.” ❀️

But once in a while we get something funny, or what was meant to be a compliment, but came out totally different. Like… “Teacher, I love your painted toenails. I could play with them all day.” (As I think to myself… ‘no thank you’. πŸ˜‚) Comments like these were the inspiration for Students Say the Sweetest Things ❀️… Sometimes πŸ˜‰


title: Students Say the Sweetest Things... Sometimes


One of my students brought me a wrapped with a bow bottle of wine. She came on the bus to school. 😎She handed it to me and said, β€œMy mom said you needed this!” I said,” You have a very smart Mom! I am so thankful for her!”❀️ ~ Laurie M.

“Did you take a shower today? You smell so good!” ~ Sara T.

I had a student tell me I was a queen and should be wearing a crown. So then he proceeded to make me a paper crown which I proudly wore. ~ Christie N.

Reading a story…feel a kid touch my leg..look down and he says β€œwow you have really nice veins”. ~ Lauren Y.

Your hair is beautiful! Whenever he had done something he shouldn’t. ~ Fran B.

A boy in foster care gifted me old pens, paper clips, post-it notes, and he also returned my tape dispenser (he had stolen that from me). He said to me β€œI stole these from mean teachers. You can have them, you are the best teacher I’ve ever had”. ❀️ That night he ran away and was rehomed to a different city. ~ Marisol R.

IN MY FORTIES, yard duty on the primary side, and a group of sweet kindergarten girls were picking dandelions and making chains. One of these little princesses walked up to me with a smile… “Here, these are for you Old Man.”~ Jim G.

“I loved your eye shadow” when I was not wearing any and had dark circles around my eyes.. ~ Nimy S.

This one isn’t funny, but amazing. I have a student who is essentially echolalic. Yesterday we had a dance party during math. Right after she said, “awe Miller I love you.” I couldn’t believe it and I got all teary-eyed!~ Stephanie M.

Student looking at my name tag β€œthat’s when you were beautiful” πŸ˜‚ from a PreK student. ~ Justina S.

I looped up to the first grade with my K class one year. A particular student always complimented me on my perfume. One day I switched it up and wore one I hadn’t worn for several months. He gave me a hug, put his head on my shoulder, and whispered in my ear, β€œTeacher, you smell like kindergarten!” (He was right, it was the perfume I had worn almost daily when I taught him in K)πŸ’–Β ~ Ginger H.

I had just blown my nose really loudly. And one of my third graders looked at me, horrified. I said, β€œSorry when I blow my nose I sound like an elephant.” His reply, β€œIt’s like you have animal powers!” 😱~ Anna O.

“Miss, you are ROCKING that coat… We gotta do some’in’ ’bout those shoes though” 🀣  Β  Β  ~ Emma G.

A little girl in Primary asked me why I wear glasses. When I told her she asked me to take them off to see what I looked like. Then she said ” eew! Put them back on”! πŸ˜€
(a backhanded compliment) ~ Emma B.
β€œYour teeth are so pretty and yellow.” ~ Kerrie F.
I was holding a child’s hand while walking them to their parents after an assessment. He said, “Your hand is soft and squishy, kinda like my penis.” ~ Rene M.
“Your hair isn’t as fizzy today” ~ Amanda L.
“Miss, I love your golden hair, are you related to Repunzel?” I have long blonde hair and work with predominantly Hispanic and black children and families with brown or black hair. ~ Cheryl C.

β€œYour skin is really stretchy” Kindergartener pulling my nylons during storytime πŸ˜‚Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  ~ Karen B.Β 

β€œYou look so pretty, you wore that same outfit last Tuesday. Your mom should get you some more outfits.” ~ Jonina D.
I have a student who always says goodbye to me like this: Goodbye Miss! I love you! have a nice day.πŸ˜ƒΒ ~ Katarina Z.Β 
My absolute favorite… I put on peppermint oil because I had a headache. I went out in the hall and a class was passing and I hear a student ask his teacher β€œwhy does Mrs. A smell like toothpaste” it still makes me giggle. ~ Donna A.
I had a student tell me I reminded her of her mom. Her mother had passed away a few months earlier. I had to excuse myself from class so she wouldn’t see me cry.😒 ~ Gayle F.

Not really a compliment but once a little kinder boy sitting right in front of me on the carpet at storytime said’ whoa! You need to shave your legs!’ ~ Tina S.

Several students were telling me that I was their favorite teacher. I asked another student if I was his favorite and he was quiet for a minute and said, β€œNo, but you’re my third favorite. Mrs. Sander is first, Mrs. Smith is second, and then you.” The student who I asked was my own son who was in my class! πŸ™„Β ~ Pam Z.Β 
I came to school with a horrible horrible sunburn. β€œYou look so much better with a tan!” – third-grade boy 🀣🀣🀣 ~ Kaitlin M.Β 
β€œMost teachers are robots, but you were given a personality chip.” ~ Jenni M.
Your eyes look pretty. Not all puffy and blue like they usually do. ( tried a new concealer.) ~ Christina E.

Last week one of my kids asked me if back in my day I had to ride horses everywhere. 😬    ~ Peggy W. 

I had a boy in foster care who asked me to adopt him. We were very close, and would have done it in a heartbeat! One of the best children I have ever worked with ❣ ~ Kerrie L. 
On my birthday a student came in and told me with the greatest smile and enthusiasm… You look fabulous!!! You look 50!!!! I was turning 45πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Β ~ Chris B.Β 
β€œYou look a hundred years younger with your hair like that!” ~ Cheryl P.
β€œMiss Amanda, I like the glitter in your hair. Can I have some too?”Β She was talking about my gray roots that had started to show. πŸ˜‚Β ~ Amanda C.Β 
(Admiring the braid in my hair) “did your mom do your hair this morning”? ~ Erin B.
I was pregnant but hadn’t announced it to my class- when I finally did a student said ” you looked bigger- I wasn’t sure if you had bigger lunches, or were just getting fat, or maybe you were having a baby. My dad says never to ask if a woman if she’s pregnant” ~ Tara T.
β€œMy mom said she saw you without your wig. Your hair is growing in very nicely this time. ( 2nd time I have had to go through chemo treatment while I was his sped teacher). You can probably stop wearing the wig now. It has to be hot.” I did stop wearing it. ~ Penny T.

You are as tan as a sausage.Β πŸ˜‚Β ~ Abby L.

β€œYou act like a Hufflepuff, but you grade like a Slytherin” is my fav. ~ Whitney M.
A sweet little girl gave me hugs every morning… well… I had put in my few pounds after the holidays and she held on a little long one day and looked up at me and said, “Ooo Miss Brown… you a little squishy!” LOL πŸ˜†πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ I died laughing.~ Rachellee B.
Kinder student: Rubs my butt & says β€œyou got baby in there” 🀣🀣🀣 (yes I have a big butt lol πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ) ~ Melissa Z.
I had one day, β€œMrs. H, you know how you say we’re giving you gray hair? – well I can see it now” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Β ~ Donna H.


Your voice is much nicer when you sing 🎢 than when you talk. ~ Michele G.

Let’s keep the funny comments rolling… 🀣 If you have any gems to add to this list, please leave them in the comments below. ⬇️ I can’t wait to read more of Students Say the Sweetest Things… Sometimes. πŸ˜‰
Written by: Janessa Fletcher

title: Students Say the Sweetest Things... Sometimes

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