Thursday, June 10
Sexy and Hot!
Would you believe that those words came out of an adorable 6 year old in my class?
He was holding the door for a teacher and when he was done he came up to me and said, "Mrs. J., you know why Mrs. N. wanted me to hold the door?" When I didn't he said: "It's because I'm sexy and hot!"
Um... excuse me?
He went on to elaborate that when he's with his friend Ms. P. (I have to find out who this is!) whenever they see a girl, they say "You're sexy and hot!"
OH yes... Kindergartners are a riot!
The other fun-ness came during Writer's Workshop. I was sitting with a little boy B. (who randomly has Colby and Connor's birthday, just 5 years earlier!) and my aide was with a little boy M. Randomly M. shouts across the room, "Hey, Mrs. J., did you have another little boy before Colby?"
I stared a little blankly and cautiously asked "Why do you want to know...?" as I'm trying to figure out how to get out without any damage. My aide was trying to distract him so he wouldn't keep up the discussion.
He persists and says "I just want to know." So I answer yes and hope he will leave it at that.
However, he yells again, "Did he die? He's dead now, right?"
Dead silence in the classroom. 18 Kindergartners absolutely silent, staring at me. (This doesn't ever happen.)
I resort I telling him to keep working as I bury my head and try to chipperly help B. with his story about Thomas the Tank Engine.
Not the best teaching moment, but one I wasn't prepared for.
Maybe it will be good to start where I'm an unknown entity?