Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I Hope They Never Organize

If I ask students to please not throw/wrinkle/step on on books/games/supplies because they are mine, they are ambivalent. 

If I ask students to please not throw/wrinkle/step on on books/games/supplies because they are Charlie's, (They know he is in kindergarten too.), they immediately stop and apologize. 

You can't tell me there is not a Kindergarten street code.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I had this conversation with my class today:

Student: I'm stupid.
Me: I don't ever want to hear you say that. You are not stupid. And besides, I only teach smart kids.
Student: You think I'm smart?
Me: Of course. Like I said, I only teach smart kids.

The best part was that I then saw other students turn to their classmates and say, "I'm smart!"

There is a pretty famous teaching story that tells about a teacher who, after getting her new class's information, was thrilled to discover that all of her students had high IQs.  After each of their names, was a number, between 120-150.

The year goes on, and the principal is thrilled with the progress the students had made. He has a meeting with the teacher and asked her how she has managed to get the lowest kids to make such progress. She was surprised at his question, since all of her students had such high IQs. She showed him the paper with the names and numbers. He said, "Those aren't their IQs. Those are their locker numbers. "

Monday, August 26, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Plan B

No more food network shows for Charlie. His request for breakfast was a castle made out of cubed fruit and toothpicks. "First, we will cut them into squares and use sticks to build it." 

Luckily for me, he settled for fruit stuck on a chopstick.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Career Advice

Charlie: What's wrong?
Me: My job wears me out. 
Charlie: Tell the kids to stop tattling and be nice. Then sit in your chair and relax. 

In The Sexist, But Awesome Category. . .

We were going over the rules in Charlie's classroom, and he decided that we needed to have rules for the house too.

Charlie: Rule number one, protect your mom.
Me: That's sweet, but Dad doesn't need protection?
Charlie: No, he can fight the bad guys, but you are a princess.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Isaiah's Birthday Party

They made Ironman mini cakes.

Charlie took the decorating very seriously. 

This was a cute gift that Isaiah got. It came with a play mat and tiny Planes figures. It would be great to take on a trip. 

Not To Creep You Out, But. . .

Charlie and I were sitting at Target yesterday when he pointed to the security camera and informed me that that was how Santa watched us all. Good to know.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Kindergarten Seems To Be Working

Charlie: You should have another baby.
Me: Why?
Charlie: Because 3 brothers would be so cool.
Me: That's a lot of brothers.
Charlie: Three is not a lot. Ten is a lot.

Mastering math concepts aside, there will be no more brothers.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I Am Just Going To Apologize Now To All The Customer Service Reps Out There

I got a call from the school nurse today to tell me that Charlie got hurt at school. (He's fine- unless you count being overdramatic as an illness.) 

The nurse mentioned that Charlie felt strongly that he needed to talk to the principal about the incident. When the nurse told him that that was probably not going to happen, he suggested that his mom talk to the principal instead.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Ode To My Favorite Coffee Mug

You are so full of necessary goodness. 

The end. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Please Try To Remember, That Kindergarteners Are Very Literal People

I wish this was my story, but it happened to a coworker this week. We have been doing DIBELS screening for kinder. The students were asked to name the letters they saw. One boy, did as he was told and named them. He named each of them after a kid in his class.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

First Day of Kindergarten

Yes, But Only When I'm Mad

Student: Are you married to the P.E. teacher?
Me: No, I'm married to Mr. D.
Student: His first name is Mister?

Friday, August 2, 2013