During the fall of last year, I started this post about the funny things I’ve heard in our preschool class. I’m not sure why I never published it… I’ve had a few comical moments in the first couple days of school already! I’ll add them here.
At circle time, we were singing a hello song, (by Kids Express Train). At one point in the song, the singer says, “Your turn.” One of our three year old boys said, “My turn??” He thought she was singing directly to him. It was so cute!
A 3 year old little boy looked at me the other day, and said, “My hate unicorns.” I asked, “You don’t like unicorns?” He said, “No! They’re too girly.”
A 4 year old girl was playing in our Dramatic Play area. We have a headband with yellow yarn hair for Goldilocks, she was wearing it. I looked over, and she had taken one of the toy forks, and was “brushing” the hair with the fork, just like Ariel in The Little Mermaid.
We were working on shapes. When our co-teacher showed a heart, one of our three year old boys said, “I have one of those in my brain!” The teacher said, “What?” and he said, “I have that in my body!”
We have an orange tape line that goes around our art table. When Miss GayLynn is giving directions for art, the children are asked to stand on the line while they listen. This helps children not to lean on the table, or move in front of their friends so they can’t see. One 3 year old girl kept wiggling in front of her friends. I bent down and whispered a reminder to put her toes on the line. She looked at me, and said, “What?” I told her, “The rule at school is that toes stay on the orange line when Miss GayLynn is giving directions.” She said to me, “I don’t know EVERYTHING about school!!! My daddy told me I have to raise my hand when the lights go off.” I tried not to laugh as I told her that I was there to teach her what she needs to know. hahaha – I love those sassy little girls! I think she really thought that was the only rule she had to follow!
We use lots of visual prompts in our classroom. One of our 3 year old boys was talking throughout all of group time and our looking walk. When a teacher showed him our visual reminder for “quiet,” he said, “But I like to be loud!”
When we are giving the 5 minute warning during play time, we turn the lights off, and say, “Show me 5.” Children are asked to freeze, raise their hands (showing all 5 fingers), and look at the teacher. One 4 year old girl was listening to a book at the Listening Center. She looked at me, and said “I can’t hear you. I have my headphones on.” I told her to take the headphones off so she can hear (I knew it wasn’t loud enough that she couldn’t hear). She pushed the headphones closer to her ears, and said, “What?? I can’t hear you!” I could almost hear an old lady talking, based on the tone of voice. I couldn’t help but laugh when she did that.
I think we will have some real characters in our class this year. I will be sure to write down all the funny things I hear so I can share them here.