7.14.2009

SUMMER SCHOOL

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I have been working in a summer school kindergarten class since the beginning of June, and the last day was Friday (hooray!). Cool thing to happen this week: The principal arranged for an Apache helicopter to land on the school grounds. The captain used to be a third grade student of my principal's back in the day!



Here it comes!


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You wouldn't believe the wind this machine picked up! It was blowing over large speakers and small children.



After the captain got out and introduced himself, the students were able to walk around and touch the helicopter. The kids...not to mention I...loved it!
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ALSO:
I wanted to share a few things. Kindergartners I have learned, are VERY different from the 3rd graders I am used to.

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1. I had to get after a kindergarten student for repeatedly licking the bottom of her shoe . She was just sitting on the ground with her foot up to her mouth...licking away like it was an ice cream cone. What possessed her, you ask? Only goodness knows.

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2. I also wanted you all to take part in the following conversation. Maybe you can help me make sense of it:

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I am sitting at a table painting with 5 kindergartners. They notice a boy pouting on the floor (who was recently in trouble), and they begin to discuss amongst themselves what could be making him upset.
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BOY #1: Oh, he's just depressed.
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{pause}
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(to the rest of the table) Do you guys know what depressed means?
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BOY #2: No...what does it mean?
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BOY #1: {very matter-of-factly} "It means he's in love with someone, but he's just too sad to admit it."
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MRS. ASHMORE: (To BOY #1) Have you ever been depressed? (I just had to ask)
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BOY #1: No...I've just been pissed at my brother.
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{pause}
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If you're depressed to a cop than you'll go to jail.
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MRS. ASHMORE: What does that mean?
(I'm kind of confused at this point)
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BOY#1: You know (with a shrug)...it means he's being a pouty bum, or he's in love.
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Can any of you shed light on this poor child's logic?
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2 comments:

Soren and Sandy said...

ahahahaha!!! Poor kid! Its so sad but hilarious at the same time!

Jessica said...

Well. . . I have no insights into what he might have been thinking, but I sure had a great laugh reading the conversation! Thanks for sharing.

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