4-year old Logan was talking about going fishing. He asked me, “Mrs. Burney, have you ever gone fishing?” “Oh, yes”, I replied, “I used to go fishing a lot when I was a little girl.” Logan’s eyes popped open. “You were a little girl???” “Yes, I was – a long time ago!” I told him. With wide-eyed amazement, he asked, “When the dinosaurs lived on the earth?
One afternoon as I was handing out notices to the children at dismissal time, I did not get any response from Cristina after calling her name several times. So I said jokingly to the class, ” I guess Cristina changed her name since she’s not answering me.” Finally awakened, Cristina came up to me, and said seriously, “My name is Brittany Spears, but you can call me Cristina!”
One day a little boy in my class was very excited about something his family had done. I proceeded to tell me a very long and drawn out story about it as we know children will do. Well, I was very busy trying to get things put away and gather the children into the same area and every thing was very hectic so I was listening with only half an ear. When the child had finally finished the story I tried to reply with excitement in my voice so I said “HOT DOG, that must have been really exciting” The child looked at me with a little confusion and said “Miss Kathy, I not a hot dog I a boy” I had to laugh at that.
Recently at the end of our Christmas program, Santa came out on stage. One of my four-year old cuties leaned over and said “you, know what Miss Pam? That’s a fake Santa.” I said ,”I know, sweetie, but don’t tell anyone.” The next day as we were headed outside to play, the same little boy told me that he knows that was one of Santa’s helpers because the real Santa is too busy at the North Pole getting fat so he can bring us toys!”
During our unit on the Five Senses, we passed a mirror around during circle time so we could look at our taste buds. One darling little girl took a good look, then said, “I just don’t see no stinkin’ taste bugs.” I laughed so hard I had to leave the room.
After a rather hectic play period, I unconsciously asked one three year old if she had lost her marbles. She stared at me pensively for a moment and replied, “No, but I can’t find my checkers!”
After a hectic “wrap it up before Christmas” day, one of my co-workers was handing out her Christmas presents to the children in her class. As she would call each child to her to present her gift, she would also give a big hug. As one little girl got her hug she said,” Miss Kathy, I know why you’re hugging us. There’s no more school!”