Sunday, 9 December 2012

Laughing on the Inside ~ Things the Children Say

Children really do say some of the funniest things and the children at our school are no exception.  The things they say are so genuine and reflect how they interpret the world around them.  Often, it is difficult for the teachers to keep a straight face.

Here are snippets of conversations with children at our little yellow school that kept us laughing on the inside.


In the full day classroom, we have a 3 1/2 year old who is quite possibly Spiderman's biggest fan.  Can you see the Spiderman watch that he is wearing?

One day, I was doing the Sandpaper Letters with L.  On that particular day I was wearing a necklace that I don't usually wear.  L. kept staring at my necklace and couldn't seem to focus on the Sandpaper Letters. 

Here is what he said:

L.:   Mrs. P. I really like your necklace.

Mrs. P.:  Thank you.

L.:  It looks just like Spiderman's web!

Although I never looked at my necklace in quite that way, coming from L., this is truly the highest compliment I could receive.

Another Planet

On Halloween, we had a party at school.  Everyone wore a costume, including the teachers.  One of the teachers in the half-day classroom, Miss N., wore a sari with a little jewel in the middle of her eyebrows.  3 1/2 year old E. was very curious about Miss N.'s 'costume'.

Miss N. took out the map of the continents and explained to E. that she was born in another country, India.  It is a country in the continent of Asia and is very far away from North America.  In India, many women wear saris.  E. seemed very satisfied with this explanation.

When E. and her mom arrived at school the next day, E.'s mom told them what E. had said about Miss N.

"Mom, did you know that Miss N. is from another planet!  It is very far away."


Four year old E. and her friend were having a discussion about their families.  They were talking about how many brothers and sisters they had and how old they were.  E. recently became a big sister for the second time.  E. then asked me about my siblings.

E.:  Do you have any sisters?

Mrs. P.:  No, I don't.

E.:  Do you have any brothers?

Mrs. P.:  Yes.  I have one.

E.:  How old is he?

Mrs. P.:  He is 41.

E. pauses for a moment to take this in and then responds.

E.:  41!  That's a grown-up!  That's not a brother!

E. later told me that my brother should be around 4, not 41.


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