Saturday, January 2, 2010

Learning our colors

In Kindergarten, we are learning through every experience.

Preface: Before class each day, the custodians clean the toilets by pouring blue disinfectant into the toilet bowl.

Time & Setting: During calendar at the beginning of the day. A student asks to go to the restroom, she gets up, walks into the bathroom and immediately comes back out.

Student: "Mrs. Gwegg, the toilet is blue!"

Mrs. Gregg: "Baby, the toilet has cleaning magic in it and it turns the toilet blue to keep you clean. Don't worry about it."

Five minutes later...

Student: "Mrs. Gwegg, I know what blue and yellow make!"

Friday, January 1, 2010

From the Mouth of Babes...

Mrs. Gregg: "Does anyone know who the President of the United States is?"

Student: "Mrs. Gregg and class, the President of the United States is Broccoli Obama."

Friday, November 27, 2009

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic

"While we try to teach children all about life,
Children teach us what life is all about."
~Angela Schwindt

First off, teaching Kindergarten is not simply a "cute" job that involves playing games and rolling on the carpet for 2.5 hours, 5 days a week. Kindergarten consists of building a foundation rather than Legos and entertaining life skills rather than babysitting. While working my way through my first year of teaching, I am learning that 5 year-olds are the prime examples of what I want to be when I grow up. They are full of trust, love, compassion, innocence and honesty. Through teaching these 40 individual minds, I am being taught lessons that affect my values, daily inspiration and sources of happiness. These children are a wonderful joy in my life and an excellent form of birth-control.