Doing assessments gives me some great one-on-one time with my preschoolers. Some of the things they say really crack me up! Here are some of the funny things I’ve seen so far in the classroom and during assessments.
- A 5 year old boy was being assessed on letters. He traced some of them, and said, “Sometimes if I trace them before I say them, it helps the brain doors open up.”
- A 4 year old boy was being asked what sounds letters make. When I asked him what sound letter G makes, he said “Quack”. When I asked what sound L makes, he said “Rawr.”
- A 4 year old girl was asked what sounds letters make. When I asked what sound letter A makes, she said, “A loud sound.” I asked what sound E makes, and she said, “That one makes a quiet sound.”
- We were sorting snacks, and when the teacher asked the kids at her table how they sorted them, one 4 year old boy said “With my hands.” Another 4 year old boy said, “Magic.”
- A 3 year old girl kept moving in front of her friends at instructions for art. I told her “The rule at school is toes on the line.” She looked at me and said, “Well, I don’t know everything about school! My Daddy said I have to raise my hand when the lights go off.”
- A 3 year old boy was talking the whole time the teacher was giving art instructions. The teacher showed him the visual reminder and he said, “But, I like to be loud.”‘
- A 5 year old boy told me that C and G were “Those things that pop out in the road, like the Ninja Turtles go in.” He also told me Q was a frog, and that j, f, and q were umbrellas.
- I was asking another 5 year old boy what sounds letters make. Each letter, he said “Do”, “Re”, or “Mi.” I asked him where he learned those sounds, and he told me it was at music class.
I’ll be sure to write more as funny and/or quirky things are said in the classroom!