Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Preschool funnies

I don't want to run the risk of being nominated for the "Most Depressing Blog on the Web" (see post below), so I thought I would post something a bit more upbeat and funny today...and believe it or not, it comes courtesy of my 3-year-olds! They made me laugh and smile on two separate occasions today...I think I needed some moments like these with this particular group of kids to get me to lighten up and see the good in them...

We were learning about our new shape of the month today, the rectangle. We sang a song about rectangles, looked at a rectangle and talked about its sides and corners, traced & colored a rectangle in our shape books, and then we went on a "Rectangle Hunt" in the classroom. We tiptoed around the room pointing out lots of different classroom objects that were rectangles. I really tried to engage the kids by going a little over-the-top crazy when I got to the bookshelf full of (rectangular) books! I exclaimed, "Oh my goodness boys and girls! I just found a whole shelf full of books that are rectangles!" to which one little boy replies, "Wow, Mrs. S, I am so proud of you!" Too too cute...

Then, after the shape hunt was over, we all went back to sit down on our carpet pieces (I never understood why they called them carpet squares...we call them carpet rectangles!) and one child wouldn't come sit down (you know which one I mean if you've read my blog before). I started doing my count down to give him the opportunity to make the right choice and he still wasn't coming...one of the other boys in the class rolled his eyes and sighed in a "why isn't he listening to the teacher?" kind of way and I looked at the other kids and said, "Goodness, what am I going to do with him?" Without missing a beat, one little girl said, "I think you should send him to jail" and another chimed in, "I think you should throw him in the sink!"

So there you have it...the ultimate punishment...the sink! :) Kids are too funny!

8 comments:

Ter said...

yeah I think you should throw him in the sink too! ;)

and I'm also proud of you for finding all those rectangles! ;)

Hafsa said...

Love it! It's the good moments with those little stinkers that makes it all worth the headaches.

Kara said...

The sink! LOL! That kills me.

I am also super proud of you for finding the rectangle books, too. :)

Erin said...

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Designer Blogs said...

That last comment was from Erin at Designer Blogs. :) I'm not sure what I was logged in as.

Jen said...

Congrats on winning the makeover, I cant wait to see your blog when it's done! I soooo wish you were Emma's preschool teacher!!!! I love her teacher but it would be fun for someone I know to teach her too :)

Ter said...

wow you won!!! :) :)

Jen said...

Was school cancelled for you all today too?? It's FREEZING!!!!