Thursday, December 30, 2010

How they see God

While completing their morning work...

Jacob: "God is in the air."
Aiden: "And in our hearts."
Michael: "He made us."
Jacob: "He sees everything--like Santa."

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Momma Bird

While a naturalist is explaining to my class that the eggs she has will not hatch because the momma bird has left for the winter, Jacob turns and points at me, "Maybe you can lay the eggs!"


Payton: "A prom is a pretend wedding. My sister is going to the prom. She's hasing a boyfriend, and he asked her to go to a prom."

Friday, September 17, 2010

The First 7 Days...

Here are my favorite treasures from the first 7 days of the school year...

1. Briona: "Mr. Cooperman"...which has now evolved to "Mr. Cooper." At least we're making progress!

2. Olivia: "Justin Bieber is my boyfriend."

3. After getting a cut on his lip...Michael told me that his lip would heal by pointing to his knee where he has a huge scab from an old wound and said, "Jesus made it healed."

I think I'm in for an interesting year of hilarious quotes!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Big Kids have Bad Ears

While talking about going to first grade...

Emma: "When you get higher, you probably get meaner. 'Cause the big kids got bad ears."

Somehow, I think she's right! :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Effin' Penguins!

We took the kindergartners on a trip to the zoo this week, so naturally we were doing a writing piece about zoo animals. My TA, Laurie, was working with Amaya, who was trying to write "penguin" but had written an F in the word. Laurie asked the girl where she heard the F in penguin trying to get her to realize that there isn't one. Meanwhile, the student I was working with, Jake, said, "F in penguin?! Where's the F in penguin?! There's no F in penguin." Which sounded like, "Effin' penguin?! Where's the effin' penguin?! There's no effin' penguin."

It made my day!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Weather Woes

After singing our weather song during calendar today, we looked outside and decided it was a cloudy day. 
I said, "It looks like it's going to rain." 
Mical's response: "I think the Earf's gonna cry!"

Absolutely precious.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Various Hilarity

Madison: "You know why I'm smart?"
Me: "Why?"
Madison stated matter-of-factly, "Because my mom got me a laptop."

Amaya: "I'm going to be a monkey for Halloween because I love bananas."
Keep in mind it is the end of March, and we weren't talking about Halloween or bananas nor were there any bananas or monkeys to be seen.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Kindergarten take on Technology

My smartboard/computer was really slow today during calendar.

Me: "It's going to take a minute before the weather comes up. The computer is slow today."
Laura: "It's sleepy."
Emma: "Maybe it didn't sleep good last night!"

Friday, March 5, 2010

Mmm...Cat Food

Today we read Dr. Seuss' I Wish that I had Duck Feet. After discussing the advantages of each animal part, the kids had to come up with an animal part they would like to have and justify why. We went over it orally before they were expected to illustrate and explain their "Which-What-Who" (themselves with their new body part) to me.

Me: "Donnie, what animal part do you wish you had and why?"
Donnie: "I wish that I had a cat head, so I could eat cat food."
Haley: "I already eat cat food!"
Samantha: "I do too!"

I wonder if they eat the wet or crunchy stuff!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Marriage Proposal

I think I received my first kindergarten marriage proposal today!

Samuel: "I just wish you could turn into my wife."
Of course this happened while he was holding my hand on our way out to the buses at dismissal time. Too bad he wasn't 3 years earlier! :o)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

It's a Boy!

Today we celebrated Valentine's Day in our classroom. During centers, the kids had to write "I love ______." and choose someone in their family.

Autum's journal entry: I love my dog.
As she was telling another student about her picture, she said, "This is my doggy, and it's a boy." while adding a lump of privates between his legs!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


RJ: Pointing to a project I had out with a chickadee on it: "Look, it's a dee-dee bird!"
Me: "What, honey?"
RJ: "It's a dee-dee bird. You know, the one 'at says, "dee-dee-dee-dee.""

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Thursdays we have grade-level meetings before the kids get to school. As I was leaving another kindergarten classroom, a student from a different class asked me why I was in there. I told her I had a meeting. One of her friends asked her what a meeting is, and she replied,
"Meetings is when they have conversations with other big grown-ups."
It made my morning!

Haley the Hair Cutter

Me: "Haley, what is that on the floor by your desk?!"
Haley: No response.
Me: "How did this hair get on the floor?"
Haley: "I sink my hair throwed up."
Me: "I don't think your hair threw up. What really happened?"
Haley: Runs hands through knotty hair, "I cut my hair on accident."

Keep in mind this was the 2nd time in the week she had chopped off her hair. This time it was a good 5 inches long and an inch wide. Not funny in the moment but a precious quote nonetheless!