Kindergarten Logic

I have a very good friend who tests Kindergartners as they are entering school for the first time.  Her job is to ask them some very important questions,  and each year she records their very logical answers strictly for education purposes.  Enjoy!

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1. What does a fireman do?  wash fire, feed pigs

2.  From what animal do we get eggs?  cow, raccoons, skunks, pigs

3. How many legs does an elephant have?  “2 in front, 5 in back, just like us.”, “almost 13”

4.  What is ice when it melts?  “if it’s a big ice, a viking comes out”, soup, ice cream, an ice person

5.  What makes daytime warmer than nighttime?  the weather, blankets, toad

6.  What do fish have that help them swim?  wings, fithers

7.  What vegetable is used to make french fries?  oreos, hamburgers, soup, fish, root beer, carrots, heat, yellow things, french fry package

8.  What season of the year usually has the coldest weather?  dolphins

9.  What month comes after June?  3rd grade

10.  What is a doctor?  smart

11. What is a season?  when you die, where elephants eat, on your noodles, makes you sneeze

From Zebra to Kindergartner

Belle the Zebra 

Isabelle is officially a Kindergartener!  Her “Noah’s Zoo” program was last night.  Belle got to be a zebra, and Maddie painted her a fabulous zebra t-shirt for the occasion.

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Belle had a phenomenal year at pre-k.  You know how you think back over your kids’ teachers over the course of their school careers, and a few stick out?  (or if you don’t have kids, you remember one that stuck out to you personally?)

Mrs. C. will always stick out for us.  She drew every ounce of life and energy out of Belle (which is a whole lot of life and energy) and showed her how to focus it so she could learn and grow.  Belle loves Mrs. C, and almost every day when she came home from school would say, “Mrs. C. loves me.  She really, really does.”

We are so very Thankful for the people in our lives who help shape our kids so they learn, grow, and look more like Jesus.

Thanks Mrs. C.  You shine the light of Jesus so brightly wherever you go.

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Kindergarten Terrors

Firestation 002 Yesterday was a big day in the life of our preschooler.  The morning started out with a field trip to the fire station.  Later that day, it was Isabelle’s day to go to school and get tested for Kindergarten.  It’s been a very big deal that she has been very excited about.  We showed up at school around 12:30, and much to our surprise and delight, almost all of the kids being tested at the same time were friends from her pre-k.  I think it helped all the kids relax a little, knowing all their buddies were there with them.

When the girls went back with the teachers, the moms were left alone to fill out paper work and chat.  There were a few very nice PTO moms there to support and encourage all the parents who were nervous about sending their kids into a room with strangers.  They were very kind, helpful and encouraging, offering cookies and coffee.

About 1/2 the moms already had kids attending the school, so we really didn’t need any questions answered or whatever, so we just sat and chatted.  The subject of bus rides came up, and right away two of us moms had great “horror” stories to tell. 

Maddie and Whitney had a bus driver one year that got lost the first day of school when Maddie was in 1st grade and Whitney was in Kindergarten.  The bus driver took the kids on a 45 minute nightmare drive, dropping some kids off 8 blocks from home, others just randomly.   Kids were crying, big kids were trying to take charge and show the bus driver the way.  Honestly, I think that lady would still be driving around if if weren’t for a few of the older kids on the bus.  Maddie came off the bus sobbing and hysterical because she, of all my children, need order and predictability in her life.

Another mom told a story about how her Kindergartener was just following his buddy, and got on the wrong bus without anyone noticing.  The bus driver had no clue that the child shouldn’t be on the bus and dropped him off with his friend.  The mom was terrified when her child didn’t get off the bus at his regular bus stop.

Right as we got done telling our stories and laughing, I noticed everything had gotten really quiet.  The “new” moms had wide eyes and blank expressions, and the PTO helpers quietly walked away from us.

Oops.

I am now responsible for putting fear into the hearts and minds of Kindergarten moms.  Someday I will learn to keep my mouth shut…or just tell my stories more quietly.  🙂