Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Kindergarten Gems

It seems that we have had an unusually quotable kindergarten class recently.

Getting the kids settled down at carpet time
Teacher: "Whoa, be careful, boys! We don't want any casualties."
Boy: "That's okay, Mrs R., I went to the dentist and he said I don't have any."

Things that Start with the Letter Z
Teacher: "What are some words that start with the letter Z?"
Various Kids: "Zebras." "Zucchinis." "Zoos." "Zamboni machines." "Zero."
Little Boy in the Back Row: "Zucchinis."
Teacher: "We already talked about zucchinis."
Little Boy in the Back Row: "No you don't eat them, you wear them."
Teacher: "I don't know quite what you mean; tell us more."
Little Boy in the Back Row: "They are waterproof underwear and you can swim in them."
(Teachers all look at each other in bewilderment)
Little Boy #2 to the Little Boy in the Back Row: "No, it doesn't start with a Z, it starts with a B."
To the teachers: "He means bikinis, not zucchinis."

Rainforest Animals
Teacher (just back from a trip to Costa Rica): "We saw monkeys and snakes and we heard the birds up in the trees, just like in the story I just read."
Child: "Did you see any jaguars like in story?"
Teacher: "No, jaguars usually come out at night and sleep during the day, so we didn't see any. Boys and girls, who knows what we call animals that sleep during the day and are active at night?"
Little Girl: "Party?"

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