Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Kindergarten Lesson #624

Today's lesson is #624...


I guess it's a good place to start since I've already learned so much in my four years teaching kindergarten. It's also my room number at school, so it totally makes sense to me.

Today's kindergarten lesson is much like many other ones. It's humorous, cute and one that I can share, maybe unlike other ones. Besides, if I didn't have darling lessons like this one at work, I'd end up looking like this....

And who really wants to put up with that kind of person?

I even thought I could probably write a book about my experiences as a kindergarten teacher. Oh, the stories I could tell. I've even created a title for the book "Pretty Please with Sprinkles on Top". So, if you see this title sitting on the shelves at Barnes and Noble be sure to snag a copy fast.

Okay...on to my cute kindergarten story.

Today I have a practicum student in my classroom. We'll call her Ms. Blurr (this rhymes with her real name). She's quite fabulous and I have no idea what I could possibly teacher her. Although she claims to be learning a lot so far in my room.

This morning Ms. Blurr did the student greetings and lunch orders for the day, while I got the students on task with their seat work for the morning.

Ms. Blurr says, "Jane, would you like a hot ham & cheese sandwich or cheesy breadsticks?"

Ms. Blurr knows that this child orders hot lunch everyday, so asking about cold lunch really wasn't an option until today.

Jane quickly responds, "I have cold lunch today. It's in my backpack."

Two hours pass....

I see that Jane has a hot lunch card in her hand and I quickly remind her that she ordered cold lunch today. Jane gives me that "I forgot" look and pulls out her lunch.

It looks like this....
Well...No, not actually.

It was two melted popsicles (thankfully in their plastic wrappers), one Yoplait yogurt and one very ooey, gooey chocolatey ice cream sandwich.

Where was my camera when I needed it? Too funny. I love kindergarten!

Lesson #624 - Ice cream and popsicles do not work well as options for cold lunch.

In case you are wondering, Jane's mom had no idea that Jane packed her very own lunch today!


missy said...

that's super cute! can't wait for that book to come out.

p.s. my camera is a nikon d40. totally worth the money. esp love my 55-200mm lens.

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

Oh Amy. I think even the most veteran teacher could learn something in your class.:) LOVE this story.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how funny.........never a dull moment in kindergarten!! Since I met your class last Friday, I will have to call you to see who this cute story belongs to. Love it!


Tracey said...

Very funny. I enjoy working in your classroom. I always seem to get some kind of laugh.
When you write that book, I'll be the first one in line for an autograph. :)

Saimi said...

Gotta give her credit for packing her own lunch, besides I like what's on her menu!

Love it!

Teachinfourth said...

Now THAT'S what I call lunch!

Connie said...

I'm sure you could tell all kinds of stories! Kindergarten is the best! We've found some very interesting things in our students' backpacks. Their moms don't know what's in there either!

Connie said...

how funny is that!!! thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I hadn't read your blog in a while... now I know why Alexia was asking for cold lunches!