Thursday, September 30, 2010

Debating on Lyrics

In chapel this week, we sang a song called "Shout Hallelujah". It's an upbeat song that is easy to learn, even when you're three. Many of my kids know the chorus and some of the verses. At lunch that day, there was quite a heated debate about the words to one of the verses. One little guy, who often does/says funny things, was convinced the verse said, 'Jesus came out to play, Hallelujah'. Those aren't quite the real words, but I just enjoy his rendition too much to correct him. He'll figure it out someday.

Shout Hallelujah

Shout Hallelujah, Shout Hallelujah, Shout Hallelujah unto the Lord (repeat)
Sing aloud to God,
Let the people sing before his throne, Hallelujah
Sing aloud to God,
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord
From the ends of the earth (Ladies echo)
To the depths of the sea
Let all creation praise His name (Repeat)
Chorus (repeat 2 times)


It's become evident to me that my kids are looking out for me. They test me, and no, I'm not talking ab my patience. They seriously question my knowledge. For instance, one little girl quizzed me about colors by pointing to things in the bathroom (always while they're in the bathroom) and asking me what color it was. Thankfully, I passed with flying colors. Ha Pun intended. She acted like she was surprised I answered every question right. Apparently, I do not seem too intelligent to some of them.

On a related note,  it was my turn to quiz the kids on their color knowledge. As I mentioned in the previous post, we put a drop of food coloring in the toilet before they pee because it making bathroom trips more fun. Let me also mention that we had a two week color unit where we wore a certain color on designated days. Example: Tuesday- blue, Wednesday- get the idea. Since this unit ended, we've continued identifying colors in various lessons. I extend learning colors by asking them which color they want dropped in the toilet. If they point to the bottles of food coloring without saying anything, I make them identify which color by name. Just this week 2 of my kids have not been able to identify which colors they wanted in the toilet. My question is, where have you been for the last month?! Did you get amnesia? Were you asleep? We do this every day! In the words of Jerry Seinfield, "What's the deal?!" You could fail pre-school for this kind of rookie mistake. Maybe these girls choke under pressure...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A lesson in colors

Unlike many days, today was something of a gold mine for funnies. Bodily functions are always funny. Tooting, poop, snot/boogers--the list goes on. Some of the funniest comments are made while my kids are in the bathroom. Today's bathroom comment has to rank in my top 5. Yet, before I share this priceless gem, one must understand the circumstances. To encourage the kids to pee in the toilet, and that it's "fun", we put a drop or two of food coloring in the toilet bowl. They think it's fun to mix the drop to see "what color they made". Whatever works, right? With that being said, this sweet girl posed the question: "Do I poop in colors?"

This is how we begin...

It's been said time and time again to those working in the field of education, especially those who work exclusively with the younger crowd, say 3-5 year olds, to keep record of the priceless things they say. Let's just say, done and done.