Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cha Cha Cha!

 The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four - 
of secondary importance is to prepare for being five.
~Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook, 1985

We were sitting at circle time and the children were sharing events of the night before and recalled what they did. There is a low hum of chatter as we all talk and shared our experiences before I begin a formal lesson.
“Hey, I really want to share-d something.” Lilly blurted above the din, “I went to a Mexican Restaurant last night and now I know Spanish!”
We all began clapping and cheering.
“That’s pretty good a-cause my sister has to go-ed to school for it.” One boy said patting Lilly’s back.
“Well, Lilly,” I said, “May we hear a sample of Spanish? We would love to hear what you’ve learned.”
“Goody!” She chirped. “I will sing-ah you all a song.” Lilly stood up and smoothed out her Dora the Explorer dress.
“Happy birthday to you-CHA-CHA-CHA!”
“Happy Birthday to you-CHA-CHA-CHA!”


Ms. Jessi said...

Very cute! Thank you for sharing this bit of humor today. :)

Barbra Stephens said...

Kids do have a way of making our day, don't they? Have a good one Ms. Jessi!

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! My kids would go to a public school if all the teachers had your heart! :) You seem like the perfect fit for a mother, and I will pray for many blessings your way!

Barbra Stephens said...

Thank you, Melissa. I believe we both have an opportunity to be a role as mother and teacher as well.
We will pray for your family as well! :)