Kindergarteners know no such fear.
My students are always saying funny or cute or ridiculous things that make me laugh. For example:
- A few weeks ago one of my students said (at 11:15): "Mrs. Anderson! I know what time it is! It's eleventy-three!"
- Mrs. Anderson: "What's a word that starts with the letter g?" Student: "Gangsta!"
- A neat freak whose supply drawer was messy: "My drawer is a catastrophe!!"
- At snack time, a little boy had forgotten to bring his snack: "I ain't got no snack!" Me, correcting his grammar: "I don't have any snack." Student, exasperated: "Well I don't have any, either!!"
One of a teacher's greatest fears is that some day, a student is going to say something inappropriate, and we won't be able to hold back our laughter. I had one of those moments today.
Mrs. Anderson, trying to give the kindergarten students hints about words that start with w: "What's something that we drink?"
Student answer: "BEER!"
And that was all she wrote, my friends. I immediately laughed out loud, which of course set the rest of the students into fits of giggles. It took me several minutes before I could explain that"WATER" was the word I was actually going for.
Have I said yet that I love my job?