One morning we were evaluating our preschooler’s cognitive skills. We asked each child to count to five. Then we asked, “Who can count backward?” One girl jumped up and said, “I can, I can!” She then turned her back to the class and said “1,2,3,4,5!”
One of my four-year-olds was building a boat out of Legos, when one of his friends asked him was it a fishing boat, Parker answered no, well is it a sailboat? Parker answered no way, this is the love boat!
Our Canadian national anthem includes the words, “God keep our land glorious and free.” As we were standing singing the anthem in the kindergarten room, Keifer asked, “Why do they keep saying Keiferland?” Ever tried singing, while trying to suppress laughter?
Today I was making pumpkin pie with my preschoolers. They were all taking turns adding the ingredients to the bowl. My first little one did a wonderful job of cracking her egg. However, there was some shell to be taken out. As I was doing this, one of my very precocious four-year-olds questioned why I was picking through the egg. I explained that with the eggshell, our pie might be a little crunchy. She told us in the sweetest voice, “Well, on Saturday’s when my daddy makes the scrambled eggs, they’re always crunchy.”
I work at a preschool with 3-4-year-olds. On day A parent came in and told me what her child was doing the night before. Ben put on a pair of Mr. Potato head glasses, and said with the glasses on “I’m Miss Diane,” and then took them off and said, “now I’m Miss Shannon.” It was so cute!!!!
One day, my 4’s and I were talking about what they would like to be when they grew up. One of my girls said, “I want to grow up and be like Ms. Tracy.” My heart just melted. The next child said, “I wanna work in the mall.” The first girl said, “no wait- I wanna work in the mall instead.” Aww…replaced so quickly.
At the beginning of the school year, some of my children were looking at books while others were finishing their projects. I noticed that several children gathered around Logan who was “reading” a book to them. Logan’s audience was laughing as Logan read. One little girl asked Logan how he knew what the story was. Logan replied. “I’m reading the pictures.” The little girl then asked, “Then what are the words there for?” Logan replied, “The words are there for the people who can’t read the pictures!”