11 Kids You Meet in Every Elementary Class
Kids may be lucky enough to be going to school with iPads and technology my '90s-kid self couldn't have even dreamed of, but mostly the dynamics of an elementary classroom haven't changed. Who we are is who we will always be, even if it's the kind of kid who likes to stink up a room or turn a sad story into an opportunity to make the whole class laugh.
These 11 personalities are present in every elementary classroom, regardless of whether it's kindergarten or fifth grade. You know these kids, and maybe you were (or still are) one of them. The question is: which one is your kid?
The School Ham
While some kids have to be pushed out onto the stage for the latest school production, this kiddo loves to be the center of attention. She commands the stage and demands that all eyes are on her (in the classroom, too!).
The Mama's Boy
We all love our mom, but this kid is really attached, quite literally. While the rest of the class can't wait to dash off to play, this kid is gripping tight to his parent's pant legs, begging them not to go.
In every class there is the one who is obsessed about something. Whether it's collecting everything related to Minions, having a binder covered in photos, or wearing the same favorite shirt every day, this kid knows what she loves.
The Always Tired Kid
To be fair, I think most of us still need a nap during the day, but for this kid, it's a matter of life and death. Look for this kid lying somewhere under the shade of the slide during recess.
The One Who Has the Cafeteria Menu Memorized
Is it pizza day? Is it corn dog day? Is Sally, the lunch lady who gives extra servings of tater tots, working today? We don't know, but this kiddo certainly does.
The One Who Trades For Everything
This kid clearly has watched a lot of game shows and used-car commercials, because he is willing to trade for anything. If you brought Ho Hos for snack time, he'll trade you three pencils, one eraser, and a note he found on the ground.
The Kid Who Lets Farts Fly
The only thing that can clear out a classroom faster than the last day of school is when the kid who loves to fart decides to let loose. There's one in every class, and he enjoys watching people wince in pain.
The One Who Laughs Inappropriately
Whether it's a somber moment to bury the class guinea pig or a particularly sad book during story time, this kid will find something that tickles her funny bone.
The One Who Leads the Fashion Crowd
For some kids, their outfits for school have to be carefully curated and considered. They don't want to wear just any shoes; they have to be the shoes. And in elementary school especially, this could mean the leader of the wear-a-cape-to-school club.
The One Who Shares
Thankfully, in every class there is the one who likes to share. He'll bring cupcakes for the whole class just because, he'll share his lunch, and if you're lucky, he may also share the answers to the homework that you forgot to do.
The Kid Who Eats Anything . . . For a Price
While most kids look at a pile of ketchup, a mashed cookie, a splash of chocolate milk, some leftover lunchmeat, and a slice of cheese and think how disgusting it is, some kids see an opportunity to make money during recess . . . at the sacrifice of their taste buds.