My class painted on the fence at the Youngsville High football field today. Lots of fun and very colorful! One girl grabbed a dandelion and used it as a paintbrush. We kept the masterpiece there, hoping for rain later in the day that never came. We wanted to see what would happen. It is storming outside as I write this, so tomorrow we’ll probably find a soaked, wind-torn mess.
Some amusing words I’ve heard recently from some of my preschoolers….
- 5 year old girl, A., said over and over again during a breakfast, “I have heartburn.” 3 year old girl, E. comes rushing over to me, panic-stricken, “A. thinks her heart is on fire!!”
- I was on a home visit at 4 year old E.’s house. During the 45 minute visit, E., her 2 year old sister, and fluffy little puppy were all over the place…continual, nonstop activity. As I made my way to the door to freedom, the puppy pushed his nose up to the crack of the door in an attempt to escape the craziness with me, when E. runs to my side and says very matter-of-factly, “Shelly, my dog likes to puke.” (Where did that come from???)
- A 5 year old returned from a NC family beach trip, bringing shark teeth for his classmates. I asked, “How do you think sharks lose their teeth?” Two children call out, “They are punched in the mouth!!” I followed up with, “Do you really think this is how sharks lose their teeth?” Another child yells, “They ate an apple!”
- I was at 4 year old girl, M.’s house yesterday. She pulls this out of the blue: “My hamster died. He was as hard as a rock! We have to make him a peace sign.” Her mother explained further, saying they buried him in the yard and she told M. they needed to make a cross for him. She keeps calling the cross a peace sign. (Nice thought.)
Next Thursday is our trip to the Erie Zoo. Most children will have a parent with them. Simon is taking a day off work to meet up with us. Sherri and I will be responsible for 4 children. We decided to “assign” Simon to the “my dog likes to puke” girl. Simon will be her best friend all day.