If only we wrote down all of the funny things we hear in Kindergarten! We’d have a best seller. Maybe if I get some of them written down here, at least they’ll be enough to make anyone reading it get as big of a laugh as I do from them.
Today, there were two of them.
The first happened in the morning, One of the little boys told me that when he grows up he was moving to the desert. “How exciting!” I told him, “why the desert?” His proud reply was, “because I want to be a meteorologist when I grow up.” Bewildered, I just smiled and played along. “A meteorologist! Wow! What does a meteorologist do in the desert?” He looked at me like I had three heads! “Why, dig up bones of dinosaurs of course!” He shook his head and said, “Wow Mrs. Sinclair, you really didn’t know what a meteorologist does? I can’t believe that!” He shook his head as if disappointed in me and went back to work. I didn’t have the heart to correct him.
Later, in the afternoon, the students were involved in Literacy Centers. One of the games had word wall words written on cards with the letters scrambled up. TWEN for WENT, ERA for ARE, there were ten words all together. Every day for a week, the literacy groups rotate. All week, this group, no one, including myself and parent volunteers, noticed this particular word…until today. One of the girls found the card HTIS which should have read, THIS. She gasped and called out, in a loud voice, “Oh no! Mrs. Sinclair, this one says a bad word! It says shit!” “Shhhh,” I whispered as I grabbed the card. She took her little hand and compassionately tapped me a few times on the shoulder and said, “It’s okay Mrs. Sinclair, my dad says shit all the time”.
Again…I had to walk away. There really is no job as fun as mine!