3/14/12

It's just another thing I do that no one cares about...


We were brainstorming all the different forms of transportation today.  I wrote them on the whiteboard, as I do everything else that we talk about. 



I called on every child at least twenty times, and we had quite an impressive list.  As the children began repeating what was already on there, I attempted to call a halt to the list making.


Jack was insistent that he share ONE LAST THING!


Twain!” he shouted.


“Well, Jack, I already have train on the list up there.  See?”  I said as I pointed to train for the one hundredth time.



“But Mrs. Smythe,” he said putting both hands in the air, “I can NOT read.”





And yet again I was reminded that putting lists on the board in kindergarten is something that only the teacher appreciates.  Well, the teacher and my two little professors.  Other than THAT, it’s chicken scratch.



9 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

Well, DUH, Mrs. Smythe!

Brian Miller said...

here i was thinking he was well cultured and was thinking mark twain transporting him through writing...

smiles.

Dawn said...

I, too, wondered if he knew of the Mark Twain riverboat...

Train.
Duh!

Gayle said...

I've decided I must share you with my son's K teacher. (Who was also two of my daughters teachers). We talk about the wonders of kids all the time...I'm sure she can relate after 20 years at this.

And, ya, duh... they can't read. (Unless they are my kids!! :)

Japolina said...

Ha! You crack me up vodka mom!

Anonymous said...

Like a train, Jack takes a long time to stop once he gets going . . .
Blessed be, he was still paying attention that long! Just keep in mind, he could be a whistle blower too, hmmmmmm
faithful follower

Sleeping Mom said...

I was also expecting some Mark Twain interpretation, about how reading was transportation that can take you anywhere! Try drawing scribbles next time, a la Pictionary or Win Lose or Draw lol.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Ahh Jack... that little guy is going to give you a run for your money.

Ha!

xo jj

Sparkling said...

That's awesome.

A 7th grade girl said "wait AU REVOIR is French? I thought you said that was Spanish!" I've known this girl for over a year and EVERY DAY I say "au revoir" at the end of class. And I guess EVERY DAY she thought the French was speaking Spanish. EVERY. DAY.