Thursday, May 13, 2010

L is for Laugh

Some of the best things about being a kindergarten teacher are the daily chuckles I get when kids say or do something funny. Sometimes the laugh might come from a look or expression or maybe a crazy dance move, but mostly the laughs come when they say something funny.

There must have been something in the air lately, or perhaps my funny bone is on the particularly sensitive side. I'll let you be the judge.

We had an early release day yesterday and the usual reminder note did not go home from the office. In the morning out principal made an announcement suggesting that any child who thought their moms or dads did not know it was an early release day to please come to the office. I was in the office at the time and got my first laugh of the day when a little boy came trotting in...

What's your name?
Alex what?
Alex Ander

Sometimes I break out into song for not particular reason. Sometimes it's the song in my head when I wake up in the morning or sometimes I get a little inspiration. Today I had the kids all lined up for dismissal, with my friend Maria at the front of the line. I looked at her and started belting out show tunes.
"Maria....I just met a girl named Maria."
She looked right at me and said, I know that song! I'm sure you do was my reply.
Do you know any other songs about me Mrs. Collins?
I sure do!
"How do you solve a problem like Maria!"
I know that one too! Hey Mrs. Collins did you know my friend Ronan has a song about him too?
Really? I don't know any songs with the name Ronan in it.
Sure you do. You know Mrs. Collins...Ronan, Ronan, Ronan on the River!!!

go ahead....laugh.


halpey1 said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who breaks out into song... my trouble is, they are usually songs from the radio that aren't always 'kid friendly'... when they ask what I'm singing, I just smile and say 'nothing'... every once in awhile someone will say, 'I know that song too' and I think - I bet you do, but you shouldn't!

ChiTown Girl said...

Just stumbled across your blog from another, but I don't quite remember the exact chain that connected me here.

I LOVE to read about what happens in other kindergarten classrooms. :)

Lisa said...

I'm glad you stumbled! Welcome to K is for Kindergarten!