Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Stop Licking Friends!
I had Pre-K in the library Friday afternoon. Pre-k is fun cuz you never know what's going to happen or what they're going to do or say.
So when a little boy turns and licks another boys cheek... I really shouldn't be caught of guard. Yet. I am.
You know those brilliant teaching moments when you react in the textbook manner? You know, in the way that gets you teacher of the year?
Yea. This was not that moment for me.
Let me set the stage. I have two Pre-K classes in the library. It ends up being about 44 four year olds. I have two paraprofessionals that stay with me. I have the 44 four year olds sitting on the ABC rug with a few students sitting on the carpet cuz there aren't enough ABCs in our alphabet for 44 four years. Then I see a boy lick the cheek of the boy behind him.
Me: Stop licking him! What's a matter with you?!?
Licker: He told me too!
Me: NO! Just no!
Paraprofessional- laughing hysterically. She's of no help!
A few minutes go by and the licker licks him AGAIN!
Me: He is not a popsicle!
Licker: I KNOW!
Like I'm the idiot in this situation.
And at this point... I couldn't help but get on the floor with the paraprofessional and roll around laughing too. At least this gave me a slice for the week!
Have you seen any of Gerry Brooks' principal videos? In this video he talks about students licking friends. I thought it was a great video to go with this slice!