Another Kindergarten year has come to a close and I find myself wishing I had kept a log of funny things that came out of the mouths of our students. However, I do remember the following things that might give you a slight chuckle:
Once, during a lesson, Mrs. B. asked the students, "How many of you have ever ridden on a train?" Then she quickly told them, "Don't answer if you really haven't." One of the children proudly pronounced, "I road on a train.......to the North Pole!"
Another time, while reading a story about a dog, Mrs. B. did something only a Kindergarten teacher would need to do. She quickly added, "I know you all want to bark right now, but we're not going to do that."
Recently, I was working in the back of the classroom, while Mrs. B. was teaching the students on the carpet. I looked up when I heard Mrs. B. say, as nonchalantly as possible, "Aubrey. Put your skirt back on." (This is the same little girl who decided she was going to change her name to "Feonu"/ AKA Princess Fiona.) Mrs. B. made eye contact with me and I had to put my head down on the table because I was laughing so hard. Now, reminding little children to keep their shoes on, or to keep their arms inside their shirt sleeves, or to take off their coats, isn't uncommon, but never, in all my years of Kindergarten, have I heard, "Put your skirt back on."
I have the best job in the world and look forward to another school year with 5 and 6 year olds.