6/15/10

A tiny bit of advice to guest readers who wander in on the LAST day of school.


Yesterday we had a mom come in to read a lovely story to the class. I extended an open invitation early in the year for anyone to come read a favorite story to the class whenever they had a free moment in the day. I was a bit surprised by the visit, as these special readings had been long finished.

However, I love surprises - and pride myself on my flexibility. (We'll chat more about THAT later.)


(But, a word of advice to anyone who comes to read to six-year-olds on the LAST FULL DAY OF SCHOOL? Do not come at the beginning of their last outside recess time. I'm just sayin'.)

We were in line to go outside when I had to quickly assemble them on the carpet- with promises of ENDLESS and EXTRA recess if they would give Mrs. Jones their undivided attention for ten minutes.

After I got the cats corralled, and they were sitting and waiting, Mrs. Jones proceeded to talk about the book, why she chose it, and other various items she felt were important to share with the kids.

At this point, my little Jack shouted, "Oh would you JUST READ the BOOK? Jeesh."






omg. I am still laughing.



45 comments:

WeaselMomma said...

Those kids are awesome and say what the rest of us are thinking.

dizzblnd said...

LMAO!..... Theres nothing else to be said!

noexcuses said...

Don't you just love it? The sweet honesty of our young! A great note to end the school year on, no?

middleagedcrazywoman said...

Oh please, please, please tell me the parent took it well...

M

Momcat said...

He just said what had to be said. What a crazy momma!

Brian Miller said...

and this boys and girls is how jack earned his angel wings...i like jack....

Eternal Lizdom said...

Having been a guest reader in my daughter's preschool... I totally can picture this and understand it!! We, however, had to sign up for times during a certain week. Certainly encouraged to come anytime but also encouraged to check in and at least kinda schedule it first!!

Jack's my hero!

Scope said...

I need Jack in most of my meetings at work.

Cora said...

Well, seriously, if it's story time, then just READ, dammit! I'm with Jack.

FRANNIE said...

You know you were thinking the same thing :).

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

Gotta love kids! They'll say what the rest of us are thinking:) Too cute.

LyN said...

oh man, thats just what my lil fellow would do. heh.

SkylersDad said...

I would have said that even if there was not recess coming.

Wild Child said...

I'm sorry, but I have to go with John here. Just read the book would you. LOL

Wild Child said...

I'm sorry, I meant Jack, the little boy. I can't even comprehend and retain what I read two minutes ago. We expect the youngsters to do so much with their reading comprehension!

Sprite's Keeper said...

I'm guessing Mrs. Jones's kid got shoved during recess?
xoxo

Diane J. said...

Way to go Jack!

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

Jeesh indeed!!

Shana said...

I love kids !!!!!!!!!!!

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

Don't you wish we could all be as unfiltered as Jack???

Trooper Thorn said...

Less talkee, more readee!

Trina said...

Priceless!

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

Heh...you go, Jack!

We had a parent volunteer offer to bring her bird in if we could promise to keep the class silent for 15 minutes.

24, 5-6 year olds, silent, for 15 minutes..with a bird in the room.

no deal.

Peace ~ Rene

madtexter (corey james) said...

If I didn't know better, I'd swear Jack was me. *Book flying across room and phwacking me on the side of the head*

RECESS!

School's. Out. For. Summer!

Missy said...

Give that kid a star for the day! Love this!

J.J. said...

Some things are just more important that reading books. ; )

Kate Coveny Hood said...

My heart goes out to that woman's poor child...I can only imagine the cringing and seat slouching. I'm sure she had good intentions though.

Lynn said...

Yeah, READ it for god's sake!

moredayslikethisplease said...

This is so share worthy! Sent the link to your blog to a couple of teachers that will so relate!

Jack's got the right idea. You just don't mess around on the last day of school especially when recess is on the line!

Liss said...

Oh lordy yes. Read it, get it over with lady! Ha!

ChiTown Girl said...

I LOVE that kids don't have a filter yet. Well, ok, I don't always love it, but in this case, I love it big time! ;-)

Joanie M said...

Jack is nothing if not direct! Love it!!

Dawn said...

What Jack?? Mrs. Jones JUST wants to do her ONE good deed for the year.

Okay... I'm NOT buying it either... yeah, just read it already!

Joanna Jenkins said...

That'll teach her to pick a more reasonable day and time for reading!
:-)
jj

Suzy said...

I vote for Jack for President of the world.

That ad at the top of your page? For Keen's shoes? Those are the ones I tripped in and sent me to the ER. For a total of $2500 and I have no insurance.

Other than that? You can throw those shoes in the washing machine. You know, to get the blood off.

Cheryl said...

Obviously Mrs. Jones had no clue that this wasn't about her. Jack was right. Sheesh!

Eternally Distracted said...

I think I was Jack when I was 6 - unfortunately my patience has never improved... Mrs Jones - even her name is boring ;0)

Divine Chaos said...

LOL!!


I'd still do that hehehehehe

CSY said...

So Jack's mom didn't have a problem reading the book anyway?

Snicker - he's AWESOME!!

Elenka said...

And weren't you thinking the exact same thing?????

Teacher Stuff said...

hilarious!

Anonymous said...

茜茜知道他有了外遇
他變得春風滿面,嘴裡總是哼著歌曲
他開始變得有耐心聽她說話、會買禮物給她、甚至帶她出遊
茜茜知道這是因為他對外遇有愧疚
她沒有揭穿丈夫的外遇,甚至享受這樣的生活
茜茜偷偷的跟姐妹滔說:感謝老公的外遇帶來更美好的夫妻生活!

Holly said...

My guess is that woman doesn't spend much time around children including her own. Priceless comment on Jack's part. Maybe next time she could bring in a healthy snack like carrots along with a side of tofu.

CatLadyLarew said...

Yeah... just get on with it!

Mimi Lenox said...

How did you keep from cracking up right then and there?

You didn't did you....