It was another crazy day in kindergarten yesterday, as the children are testing the boundaries and trying to remember if we have rules at ALL while in school. ( Sure, some ignore them anyway, but most of them try.)
Towards the end of the day I attempted to reign them in for a story by Jan Brett when Frank looked at me and asked, "Mrs. Smythe, did you get your hair cut???" That quieted the room.
"Hey!" shouted Stanley, "I knew somefing was differnt. Did you get a haircut??"
I looked at them and said, "No. I just styled it differently this morning. See, I just put it behind my ears like this," and I gently tucked the hair back behind my ears. "Why? Do I look like the weatherman again?"
"No!" shouted Suzy.
And then she looked at me intently and added, "It makes you look....younger!"
Oh she's good. She's REAL good. (And if I DID give grades, she'd be golden.)