Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kids Say...

Here is an idea I think every teacher or parent should do. Whenever you hear something cute or funny that a child says, write it down! I've been doing this for the past 7.5 years and before the kids go off to kindergarten, I send all the quotes from that year home. I actually make a yearbook and the quotes go at the end of the yearbook. Parents LOVE this! I stumbled upon my yearbooks this evening (yes, I make a yearbook for myself, as well!) and thought you'd enjoy some of the things I overheard throughout the years. So in the words of Julie Andrews, these are a few of my favorite things quotes:

"When someone is fat, it's not nice to call them fat. You should say plump. Unless it's a girl. Then you call her pregnant."

"Miss Betsy, I don't know how this happened, but my shoe is in the toilet."

"There is a bad word in my book. Ass." -(it was a book about animals)
"It's okay if you're talking about animals. Just don't say that about people." - me
"Well, my mom calls my dad an ass."

"I thought you were going to marry me someday." - me
"Yeah, but when I'm a grownup, you'll be a grandma. And when I'm a grandpa, you'll be dead!"

"If you eat junk food, you'll grow side to side."

"The doctor put a baby in my mom's tummy."
"No, God did that!"

"My heart hurts." - kid #1
"The inside or the outside?" - kid #2
"The inside." - kid #1
"It means you have too much food in you and it's getting blocked." - kid #2

"When I grow up I'm going to have a baby and get stretch marks."

"My little cousin is getting her head appetized." - (she meant baptized, in case you're wondering)

"Did you just call me woman?" - co-teacher
"Yeah, 'cause you're giving me a hard time!"

"So you're a kid?!" - (said to me after my dad visited my class)

"I can use any color I want. I'm the boss." - me
"You're not the boss. Bosses are mean to people."

"My dad always says, 'Keep track of your things.' That's what you gotta do, Miss Betsy." - (after I misplaced something)

"Whose art project is this? I can't read the name." - co-teacher
"Oh, that's mine. I wrote my name in Japanese."

"My mom didn't have her stomach cut open when she had a baby. She screamed."

So there you have just a little taste of what I hear during my days in the Pre-K. I hope you enjoyed them!

**Linking up to Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together!**


Melissa said...

I just love what kids come out with! I really enjoyed this! It made me laugh - Thanks!

Betsy said...

Glad I could make you laugh, Melissa! I love going back and looking through them again. I'm glad I saved them. They always bring a smile to my face!

Carrie M. said...

Those are so funny. We did this last year and it was a big hit!

Carolyn Kisloski said...

OH MY GOSH I LOVED THESE! :) That was exactly what I needed. I love how you keep a journal of them. You think you will remember, but you just don't. Thanks so much for the laughs!
Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

Sandy Welch said...

The shoe in the toilet is a classic. Welcome to our world. I loved these stories and was laughing out loud!!! Wonderful!