As heard in a Kindergarten classroom, part 6


Talking to one of the 3rd graders one day, I asked him how his year was going. He said to me, “Oh, it’s going okay. I’ll be really glad when we’re done with fractions, though.” I nodded understandingly, “Tough, huh?” Without missing a beat he said, “Well, not exactly, but they make my parents fight.”

A fellow teacher’s student mentioned something about his mom going to the salon to get her hair cut. Another student replied, “Oh wow! That’s funny. My mom actually goes to the salon to get hair put on.”
I’d told my students it was time to go back to our desks after carpet time, but one girl was still on the carpet. She was lying down now, and raising and lowering her bottom to the ground. I whispered to her, “You’re not following directions. It’s time to go back to your desk.” “Oh sorry,” she replied, “I was just doing a few exercises like my mama does to keep her butt trim!”
The four-year-old daughter of a parent asked me, “Are you going to be here to-next-day?”
One Monday, nearing the end of the year, my kids were noticeably getting exhausted and were ready for summer vacation. One of the boys told me, “I prayed really hard yesterday that tomorrow would be Saturday.”

18 responses »

  1. A fellow teacher said that at the “Back to School” night for parents she would always say to them: “If you promise not to believe everything your kids say about me, I promise not to believe everything they say about you.”


  2. Oh, how I understand that prayerful boy. I, too, am praying that tomorrow will be Saturday. WAIT! Tomorrow IS Saturday! Hot diggitty dog!!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the smiles. I always love your posts.


  3. Children always say the cutest things and they rarely have any idea they did except by our laughter. I always enjoy it so much because my son doesn’t have “filters” yet to know what to say what’s appropriate or not.

    I was doing some push-ups and my three-year-old son decided to join me. For whatever reason he called them “butt-ups” and couldn’t grasp the actual word push-ups. I thought this was pretty funny and encouraged him to do push-up with me (butt-ups as he called them) I didn’t think it was near as funny though when he told a group of our friends, “Dada likes butt-ups. He good at them. I do it too…butt-ups.”

    Needless to say never encourage your child if its something you might not want shared in public….sigh


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