I decided to do a version of “Fun Fun Friday” today because my students were so interesting and entertaining today, I just couldn’t wait. So: Wacky Wednesday!
First, a boy raised his hand to say, “Did you know that squirrels sound just like birds?” (Just FYI, nothing we’d been doing today had anything to do with squirrels or birds.) I hate to just blatantly contradict young children – even when my point seems totally obvious, I never
convincethe child they’re wrong anyway, and just wind
up looking like a nasty buzzkill. So I went for a diplomatic “Mmm – sometimes.” He then proceeded to illustrate his observation with a barking noise that sounded nothing like a squirrel or a bird, but was quite irritating.
Another boy raised his hand and asked, “I think I have a question?” What is it, I asked him. “I think I’m allergic to squirrels?” Being neither qualified nor equipped to determine squirrel allergies, I said, “Oh,” with an
expressionof (hopefully) polite interest.
We had a first-grader, a former student of mine, visiting today and he told me he recognized my turtle puppet from last year. He looked at it fondly and said, ‘Remember how I used to call him Turt-Turt?” I don’t remember, but it’s such a charming nickname I had to share it!