Kindergarten Field Notes

Today is my final day in my interim Kindergarten position. I'm incredibly sad to leave them, but am excited because I will be starting a permanent second grade position in a week. It's going to be a whirlwind, but I can't wait.

Eventually my goal is to make Friday Field Notes a regular segment here on The Class Nerd, but with trying to be a grad student, first year teacher, and a husband, this blog has taken a back seat. Hopefully as I settle in to my new job I have some more time.

However, I have been collecting funny quotes from my students for the last 9 weeks, and thought I would end my run as a Kindergarten teacher by sharing them with you now.

E: Mr. M, can I go to the bathroom?
Me: There’s someone in there right now. As soon as she comes out.
E: Ok, but it’s trying to come out!

A: Mr. M, can I go to the bathroom?
Me: We just came back from a restroom break 10 minutes ago.
A: I only pooped that part of the time. I didn’t…
Me: [cuts her off] Ok, you can go.

Me: Where does your dad work?
N: Work...

E: Mr. M. I have a story about my cat. Well, it's not a story. One time, I kissed my cat's butt.

[Same]E: He got a real, live booger and put it on my buttocks!

Me: [Different]E, don't chew on that [paper].
E: I just love chewing on things!

Class: Who brought in the snack?
Me: M
Class: Thank you M!
L: Thank you best friend!
Class: Thank you best friend!
M: I ain't all y'all's best friend!


[During assignment talking about what we can do]
Me: M, what can you do?
M: I can do everything!
Me: Then draw a picture of you doing everything.
M: I can't do that...

L: Mr. M, this [desktop] computer isn't working. I think it's out of batteries.

E: I'm gonna be a real live Elsa when I grow up and go to heaven

M: Sometimes it's hard sometimes.

E: I just really want to be a singer when I grow up. Just really bad. Like I keep begging my mom and dad for it. 

There you have it. Some of my favorite Kindergarten quotes. I'm going to miss these kids so much, but I can't wait to see what is next in my education adventure.

The Class Nerd @theclassnerd