This week I wanted to share 5 "things kindergarten kids say". These things entertain me on a daily basis. My kiddos always keep me on my toes, but they also make each day interesting and so much fun.
We learned about space this week. During writing time, this conversation occurred:
Student: "Miss Hennon, I think the sun is really important."
Me: "I would agree."
Student: "It is because according to this book (pulls book from center), the sun gives us heat and light. I think I am going to ask my parents to take me to the library to get some more books about space."
We were filling in a blank on our space book, and a student said to me: "I know what this is called! We are going to use context clues to figure out what goes in the blank." We use an online program, and he had a lesson about context clues. I was a bit shocked when he used it in the context of the day.
Student Teacher: "Do you see how they are both filled to the 2nd line? This means they are equal."
Student 1: "Well, technically this one is a little below the line so they aren't actually equal."
Student 2: Woah, that was a big word."
At the dramatic play center, students helped us make a cardboard box rocket. I have a little astronaut play outfit with a helmet and some "moon sand" (kinetic sand) out for them to use after they "land on the moon." One little guy said "So, how do I get the rocket to take me to the moon?" We had a little chat about using our imagination. I think he was a little disappointed, but enjoyed playing there once his imagination kicked in.