This week has been a mildly entertaining week in kindergarten.
First off, I started a page on TeachersPayTeachers – a website where teachers can buy classroom resources created by other teachers. I’ve sold a couple of things, and so it is exciting and fun and new 🙂 If you are looking for some classroom resources, feel free to check it out here.
Secondly, I have a lot of kids who have some speech goals, and the other day I had two of them at my guided reading table. We were reading a book about baby animals.
The page said, “This is a kitten”
Student 1 read: “Dis is a titten”
Student 2 responded: “it is NOT a titten. It is a TITTEN!”
And I just thought, “Seriously kiddos? Do you hear yourself? You can’t say these sounds either!!” It made me laugh quietly to myself.
Thirdly, I was walking over to the carpet where all the kids were sitting, and they were all pointing at a little boy and shouting, “He’s eating something!!!!” and I said, ‘What are you eating?” and he pointed to crumbs on the floor where a cracker had been dropped and stepped on and said, “But it is food!”
Fourthly, I already told my facebook friends about it, but yesterday a little girl showed up wearing so so so many sparkly sequins on her skirt and shirt, but paired this dazzling ensemble with a flannel, leggings, suede boots with fringe. And a tiny bow in her hair. It was really incredible. Let her be a fashion inspiration to us all.
And finally, I was working with a group to make a thinking map comparing Children’s Day to Birthdays, and one little boy said, “D——————” (that is my way of saying he said some long jumble of sounds that started with a D. Not that he was swearing) and I said, “What??” and he repeated himself. And I said, “What?” and he repeated again and now the other kids in the table to were also repeating it to me. And I could understand no one. One little boy, exasperated, shouts, “he SAID, “DINOSAUR RACES!!!!” False. Eventually I figured it out… he was saying, “decorations.”