Funny ThingsPosted: 04/02/2014 By Marisa Downs, Preschool Teacher
This blog post is in honor of April Fools day. I teach preschool and believe me, preschoolers are a funny bunch. I often feel like the luckiest person because I laugh so much everyday with my kids. In other careers there can be pressures, deadlines, bad politics, and stress. Not in mine, and especially not at New Morning School. Sure it can get hairy around conference time, during report writing time, or when I’m prepping lessons, but on the whole this job is a barrel of laughs. Kids tell the silliest jokes. Sometimes they tell them at circle time during a discussion. Sometimes they are related to the topic, but in many instances they are way off subject. That’s good for a chuckle. Also, preschoolers make up their own jokes. Usually they are their best audience too. Lately, my class has really gotten a kick out of a new genre of humor. It happens almost daily now during our letter study part of the morning. Each day a child is the “teacher” and they bring in items that begin with the letter of the week. We decide if we write the word down by the upper or lower case letter. If it’s a proper noun it goes by the uppercase, and if not then it goes by the lowercase. It’s a bit of a trick to explain, but the kids now joke that if someone brings in a toaster we don’t say “Hey toaster, do you want to go to toaster and eat some toast!” Hilarious isn’t it. I kid you not, this happens almost everyday. In closing, don’t take life too seriously. Dr. Seuss said it best, “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” Laugh at them!