I was giving three of my kids a spelling pre-test today. I try to keep things moving quickly so that we can get it done and move on. Now and then I get into the mode and forget to give them a sentence to go with or rattle off the word too fast. Like so: “Your word is purpose. She worked with a purpose. Your word is certain. He was certain that it was correct. Next. Complete. Sincere. Their. Food.” And then it happened…
Me continuing to move on to the next kid with the next word.
“Mrs. Newport did you just say boob? (a little louder).
“No I did not say boob, I said food. (while shussing <um, is that a word>)
“Giggles”, Thank goodness just from the small table group. I was embarrassed enough!
Then my sweet student teacher says, “It sounded like BOOB to me too”.
I am so immature, but I just couldn’t help but crack up. It’s funny how these vulnerable, yet embarrassing moments seem to bond us and make me that much more human to these sweet kids.
The moral of all this is not that you should say something inappropriate to your kids- like boob. I still swear I said food. More so, I am trying to make a point that moments like these completely unrelated to learning, where you and a group of littles just giggle together are important moments. So often I get caught up in the fast pace of the day. I need an unexpected moment. Something to catch me off guard. Get me smiling. Moments like these remind me that each child in my class needs to have a good giggle with their teacher now and then!
I hope you take these moments each day! Tomorrow I am starting our morning with a joke… just because I can and I love to see em’ smile!
Where did the spaghetti go to dance?
Have a wonderful week and enjoy all those special moments!