If you don’t know I will graduate in May with a teacher certification. I am currently doing my student teaching in a Kindergarten classroom. I think it is an absolutely awesome feeling loving what you do everyday. Of course, the kids are a handful but I love seeing the awe and shock in their faces everyday. Being surrounded by 22 five and six year olds leads to many funny things. I’ve decided to record some of the funny events so that I can look back and enjoy them. I’ll attempt to do these posts every few weeks (because seriously they say SO much funny stuff).
1. One of the other Kinder teachers was wearing a Texans jersey with her last name on the back. One of her students asked in the most serious tone, “Mrs. ______ YOU play for the Texans?!” Her response of course was no. Then a few minutes later the student asked, “Mrs. ______ does Mr. ______ play for the Texans?!” Again she said no. A few minutes later the same student asked, ” Mrs. _____ does that mean your dad plays for the Texans?!” She finally told the class that you could actually pay money and get your name put on the back of the jersey even if you weren’t on the team.
2. We were doing a fact sheet on Abe Lincoln. The kids had to draw a picture of him and then write 3 facts about him. One of my students wrote the following: 1. He liked school. 2. He liked to read. 3. He was a great LOVER (we think she meant learner or leader).
3. Every day we do writers workshop were the kids have 15-20 minutes to write about specific topics. I go around to different students and work with them and have them read their work and then we edit and talk about what is good and what needs improvement. I went to one student and asked him to read me his story. It read: I went to my friends house. We went in his pool. We were swimming (written SEMEN).
4. I was having a casual conversation with one of my students about how she was so excited that her mom was coming to lunch today. She then said that she hated when her mom traveled for work because she had to stay with her dad and he made her speak spanish. Then she said, “Ms. Crabtree, my dad told me that when he was not a kid but not a grown up, like 21 he got really drunk and got thrown in jail. His parents were really mad at him.”
5. We were doing a phonics lesson and learning about endings on words specifically “s”. We asked for examples of words that changed from the base word to adding an s to the end. The first student said “Well if you had one cat and got another then you would have two cats.” Perfect. Next student: “Well, if you had one stuffed animal octopus and your mom got you another one then you would have two OCTOPUSSES”.