Every week, our newsletter contains a wonderful "anonymous" quote from a Kindergarten Friend. This is a collection of simply wonderful quotes we have heard over the past eight years and thought you might enjoy reading some of them too!
:) Mrs. J. *
studied the letter Q and colored quails, one student remarked, "A quail is like
a chicken with a fancy noodle on top!" *While on a chilly, October leaf hunt, one five year old scientist asked, "How many times can a leaf fall down?!"
a group discussion about the importance of being a kind friend, one K-friend
asked another if they had any friends.The response was priceless, albeit grammatically
incorrect, "No, all I got is sisters!"
*This is always one of my favorite opportunities for
wonderful quotes! We were doing dictation for a sentence containing the
word, cab, a new word for our country K-Friends. Here's what they
thought the word cab meant: "Something you put things in, a baby deer, a
hat, a little, itty-bitty puppy," and one of my new favorites, "Oh
that's easy Mrs. James, it a capsie!"
*OK .. this is one of the cutest quotes ever! Mrs.
Morgan, Director of the Wilmot Learning Place, visited recently and one
K-friend commented on her accent (she was born in England). During a
discussion of why people sound different when they speak, one K-friend
stated, That's true, I'm going to a country where they speak
of Mrs. James' favorites ... During snack, one K-friend shared a story
from home, "Did you hear my sister's scream, it's better than mine!"
*One K-friend spotted an especially yummy-looking muffin on another K-friend's plate and responded, "My Daddy says my Mommy has a muffin top too!"
*While viewing the contents of a bucket of pond water during a
Science lesson, one K-friend stated, "I know what the green stuff is,
the "allergics" that live at the bottom of the pond."
*After completing his daily job
assignment of washing the table after Snack-Time, a concerned K-friend
turned to his classmate and said, "Why don"t the teachers do any of the
work!?" His friend, by the way, nodded knowingly!
working on a recent art project, we started using mini-glitter jars, just
perfect for little hands to handle.As I handed the glitter jar to one K-friend, she raised her eyebrows and
said with excitement, "It's shine-time!"
*After putting on snow pants for what seemed like the millionth time in Winter 2011, one K-friend remarked, "This is getting old because we're getting old!"
*While practicing the sound made by the letter R, one K-friend explained, "It's like errrrrrrrr but different!"
*When I redirected the class for the third time about raising hands during our "Greeting Meeting" time, I finally asked the class what I could do to help remind our K-friends to raise their hands. One K-friend raised her and sincerely stated, "You could wear your glasses!"
*As we studied Dr. Seuss, one K-friend remarked, "Boy, Dr. Seuss sure had a LOT of whiskers!"
*One K-friend decided to tell me about his aunt and described her as a "Bird-Brain." When asked to tell Mrs J. what that meant, he looked at me as if I should have known and explained, "She just loves birds, she looks at them, studies them and even writes down the ones she sees. She has a bird-brain!" It reminded this teacher, once again, to NEVER assume what seems obvious!"
*As we were
singing about what type of food would replace turkey for Thanksgiving dinner,
we had some super and very original responses.Some included:French fries & cream of cheese soup, Shu-mi takeout, moose meat and
course ... cheese pizza!
asked if they had their Friday Folder, one K-student sincerely explained to
Mrs. J., “My Friday Folder just doesn’t like to stay in my back-pack!
*After a discussion about Columbus Day, one K-friend remarked, “If
Christopher Columbus had not discovered America, we would all live in Sutton!!
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prior knowledge” is the fancy-schmancy education term for finding out what
students know before you plan your unit of instruction.Sooooo … whenI asked where pumpkin seedscome from, one student looked at me and said with disbelief,
“Really Mrs. James, you don’t know!?” *Every day,
we have an oral language exercise we call, “Daily News.”This cute story happened this week when
one K-friend explained she was a ‘Halloween Girl’ … When asked what this meant,
she explained, “It’s because my Grammy calls me her sweet little pumpkin!”Too cute! *During recess, one K-friend ran up to Mrs. James and asked if she liked her hair. Mrs. J. remarked that it looked very pretty. Our K-friend responded knowingly and confidently stated, "Thank you, I washed it with shampoo and AIR conditioning today!"
*The beginning of the school year is busy with assessments. While asking one K-Friend about the letter O, he responded by stating, "An O is just like and oval, except fancier!"
*While coloring a picture of her family, one K-Friend remarked, "People come from all over the world, Africa, India and even New Hampshire!"
In Springfield-K, we take pride in the members of our community who are all housed in the same facility at the Springfield Town Offices. Our neighborhood includes: Librarian Steve, Chief Tim, Sergeant Mike, Nay-Nay, Auntie Cyn, Mrs. Hill, Mr. Clint etc ... One K-friend, who just happens to be a new arrival in town, observed, "We sure to have a lot of relatives in Kindergarten!"
*During a lesson on ancestors, one k-friend suggested, "Maybe you should ask my Dad about the 18th century, he lived back then or close to it!"
*In response to our roller-coaster weather of cold one day and warm the next, one K-Friend remarked, "I wonder what the ground hog thinks now!"
*As she was coloring a pilgrim, one K-friend remarked, "I don't what they looked like but I think it's pretty much like a leprechaun!"
*Miss Messenger, our K- intern, had fun exploring our school in search of A-B patterns. She shared a smile with another teacher when her children told the unsuspecting teacher to, "Halt!" in the hallway so our students could observe the stripes on her shirt.
*When one K-friend needed to write his name on the back of a sparkling leaf, shining brightly with multi-colored sparkles, he remarked, "That's a crunchy name!"
*When speaking about her Halloween costume, one K-friend noted, "I'm not going to BE an angel, I AM an angel !"
*While waiting on line to wash up for snack, one K-friend turned to me and said enthusiastically, "You know what Mom packed for me, something smelly and good!"
*When asked what kind of treasure we'd find at Springledge Farm, one K-friend responded, "Food of course!"
*When discussing the impending time change this Saturday evening, one K-friend asked, "Does it hurt when we fall back!?"
*After having her speech corrected by a classmate during Snack-Time, this K-Friend responded quickly with, "I'm a five year old, what do you want from me!"
*While putting on snowpants for what seemed like the millionth time in Winter 2011, one K-friend stated, "This is getting old because we're getting old!"
*As his classmates nodded in agreement, one K-friend stated, "It's called an explanation point because it explains things!"
*As we spoke about our Autumn Open House, one K-Friend remarked, "My Daddy said we'll just eat our way through all the classrooms!"
*Every once in awhile, I HAVE to steal a quote from a parent who told a story about a k-friend from home. After spending the afternoon on a snowtube and walking up and down their hill, one K-friend came inside for hot cocoa and exclaimed, "I think I hurt my sledding muscle!"
*As we returned to school, we were talking about winter weather. While most students mentioned snow, clouds, sleet and sunshine, one little boy smiled slyly and raised his eyebrows and stated, "My Mom said we have a tornado in my room everyday and that's why we have to clean it all the time!"
Springfield-K, we sometimes use the conference room for movement activities and
assessments. It is located next to the Springfield PD.One K-friend asked another where Mr. B.
had gone.Our K-friend responded
knowingly and stated, "He's in the COPPER-room!"
to our roller-coaster weather of cold one day and warm the next, one
K-friend remarked, "I wonder what the ground hog thinks now!" *During
a Greeting Meeting this week, the subject of marriage came up and Mrs.
Jedd & Mrs. James had to bite their cheeks OH so hard when a
K-friend forced a frown, stuck her tongue out and stated, "Oh
yuuuuuuuck. I am never getting married!" * As one K-friend explained he had just drawn a police-fish to keep us safe, he put his hand behind his neck, leaned back and confidently asked me, "How's that for juicy details?"
* As we completed our Recycled Pumpkins project, one K-friend remarked, "We use a lot of garbage here!" He was absolutely correct!
*Is the holiday season on our minds? During Choice-Time, one kitchen participant announced, "I will not eat my noodles unless there are Christmas Trees on them!"
*During the snowy, blowy month of January 2008, one K-friend remarked, "The snow pile goes up to heaven Mrs. James!"
*Though not unexpected during our 100th Day celebration, one K-friend looked at Mrs. James and Mr. B. and stated, "If Mr. B. is 50, you must be the one who is 100 Mrs. James!"
*During a snack-time discussion about the "Sparkling Pumpkin" project we had just completed, one friend exclaimed, "We can never make messes this big at home!"
*While looking at the beautiful drawings and sketches we had made of a lake, one K-friend explained, "The ice is hiding under the lake!"
*While talking about being kind to our family members, one K-friend stated, "Every time I talk to my Grandpa, it tears him up a whole lot!" *While looking at scavenger hunt during an open house, one K-friend remarked, "I hope this doesn't confuse my mom!" *In sharing a story about visiting his grandparents at the cemetery, one K-friend knowingly stated, "You'll be there soon Mrs. James ... and I'll be there way after you!"
*After receiving an especially heart-warming hug from her teacher, one K-friend leaned her head back, looked up into her teacher"s eyes and said, "Mrs. James, you soooo fat!"
*Our Kindergarten class is proud to always make use of The Golden Rule and while discussing it during Greeting Meeting, Mrs. James reminded the class about the importance of treating others the way they wished to be treated. When one K-friend reminded us we should never hit a friend, one K-friend added, "My mom said to never hit a friend, just my brother."
*When asked what her Kindergarten-wish was, one K-friend responded, "I want to grow my hair down to my boppy and drag it around!" *During a discussion about friends, one boy stated, "She"s not my friend, she"s my sister!"
*I want my Daddy to be a firefighter when he grows up! *After one K-friend spilled her drink, another friend consoled her by saying, "Don't worry, my sister is the spilli-est person in the whole world!" *After meeting the latest member of our Kindergarten community (Columbus, the white parakeet), one K-friend announced to his mother, 'Our new bird sailed across the ocean blue!' *I can bark like a real dog, can you?
*One K-Friend explained how she managed to get paint under her smock, "Don't worry Mrs. James, I always get messy at home when I paint on my weasel!"
* I can speak Duck, can you?
*I wanted to be a teacher when I grow up but now I want to be a kid!
*During Sharing, one K-friend asked another, "Are they going to cook that turkey to make yummy roast beef?"
*When Mrs. James asked a K-friend to finish the sentence, "March came in like a lion and when out like a ...." The response was (drum roll, please!), "Like a little baby sheep."
*Former classroom assistant, Mrs. Jedd, just loved this quote: While working on an intricate shapes design with the wood-blocks, one friend asked another, "How did you make that?" The K-friend who was building answered with, "IT'S EASY, JUST DON'T THINK!!"
*My Mommy told Daddy she doesn't need makeup!
*I was a cheerleader for the Patriots this weekend!
*If the snow was a slushie, we'd be really full right now.