At the beginning of the my kindergarten hour we always do a 'talking brush'. We pass a brush around and say our name and I give them a question to answer. It is my favorite part of the day for my K's because it give me a chance to hear from everyone of those little guys. The question of the day was WHO DO YOU KNOW WHO IS VERY OLD? (we are getting ready to draw ourself when we are 100 years old).
'C' (we'll call the first student) got the talking brush and said, "My name is C, and I know my grandma." The bush was passed to another student who's name is 'Z'. After hearing 'C' response, 'Z' said, "My name is 'C'…". Well... in Kindergarten humor this was a winner! The whole class was laughing out loud! He was laughing too! He mixed up his own name and we were all laughing and having fun because of it.
Once the talking brush went around to the rest of the class, 'Z' raised his hand again, and said, "Mrs. Hahn, do you remember when I said my name was 'C'?" Because I have a memory of more the thee minutes, I responded with, "Yes, 'Z', I do." He explained that he said 'C' because 'C' is his best friend and he always thinks about 'C' and he has a lot of fun with his friend 'C'… then he place his arm around his best friend in the world. My student teacher and I could hardly hold back our smiles for the rest of the day.
This good day was brought to me by the spring weather of Minnesota!