after packing away the yard to early, clearly some of the staff were a little bit to keen to go home... we decided to play whats the time mister wolf, after the fact that duck duck goose was little success, so the kids line up the wolf at the other end of the yard... and as they do we all call out "whats the time mister wolf?", except for the loudest little girl i know who yells at the top of her voice
"whats the time mister clock?"
theres a little boy who is obsessed with reading a thomas the tank engine book its his fav so we read it regularly usually 3 5 12 times a day, anyway its about a tank engine getting a wash so half way through the story i ask him
"do you have a bath to get washed?"
"nah" he replies
"do you have a shower?"
"does mum take you out the backyard and hose you down?"
Standing in the shade near the clam shell pools during water play one of the boys in my class was sitting in there playing happily amongst it like most children, he takes the hat off his head dunks it in the water filling it up turns to me and says "shell i just need to keep the water in my hat" i say ok and he puts it back on his head then decides to exit the clam shell pools stopping in the grass looking over to the fort where his friend was playing he yells out to him "hey i got water in my hat!!..... see!!!" pulls his hat off looks in it then shouts back to his friend " hey did you steal my water?!?"
one day during afternoon tea i decided to sit with a group of boys, one of which was eating a carrot.. and as i try to do given the oppertunity i tell them things i was told as a kid one of which was.. "did you know if you eat carrots you see really well in the dark".. to which they believed me and chimed in "yeah i eat lots of carrots thats why i see so good in the dark"... lol
Today during quiet time about three or four girls were sitting around playing with the lego i happened to catch some of their conversation as i stood over by the door just filling in the paperwork. i had partially heard something mentioned about a baby in a tummy when a little girl said to the other " no you have to go to uni first then get a job before you have a baby"
Today in the beautiful sunshine a little girl was sitting on the climbing plank, and this is how the conversation went.....
Shell: "can you please put on your shoes and socks?"
Shell: " where are your listening ears today?"
Child: " i dont know"
Shell: " i dont know either"
Child: "well last night! a monster came into my house and took them"
Shell: " what your listening ears?"
Child: " yes shell"
standing out in the yard today watching over the kids, they were happy doing what they were doing. i look across and a gorgeous little boy whos all of 4 is sitting on a stack of soft plush climbing blocks by himself is singing randomly as children do from time to time this is what he was singing
We built this city, we built this city on rock and roll!
one afternoon a beautiful bright bubbly little girl comes up to me all excited and says to me "shell ive got something to show you its in my bag" i convince the girl that now is not the time maybe later when the other children have woken up from their nap so she agrees to this wonders off and returns to playing with her friends a little bit later on she comes over to me and asks me if now is ok i say sure she rushes over to her bag comes back with a turtle shell.. i make a great big fuss over it tell her its awesome i then ask "what happened to the turtle?" another girl sitting at the drawing table decides she knows the answer and pipes up "its dead shell" i take a moment frown somewhat and then ask in response "no what if it just moved house?" the little girl takes a moment to ponder this with a complex look on her face and after shes weighed up all the options she says to me "no shell its dead"
One hot sunny afternoon, out in the yard we had set up some water play, i had perched myself on a rock and was watching the kids as they played happily in the water splashing laughing generally doing what kids do the most, one little boy sitting in the clam shell pool full of water looks up at me and says "shell im going to fill my hat with water"... "ok sure" i respond so he proceeds to do so dunking his hat in the water he then lifts it up and puts it on his head he turns to me again and says "shell i got water in here did you know?" as he points to the hat on his head i smile at him and say " wow thats fantastic " he decides to hop out of the clam shell pools looks across the yard to spots his friend whos sitting on the wooden fort then yells across the yard "hey!! friend i got water in my hat... see!!" he pulls the hat off his head and shows the friend he then looks in his hat with a puzzled look looks up to his friend and asks "did you steal my water?"
Sitting at the table amongst the kids as they had their afternoon tea, the toddlers were set free from their yard and a adorable boy all of 2 who i talk to regularly and who makes me laugh at times came over said hello to me had a cuddle so cos his so cute and all i ended up giving him a biscuit he says to me
"yeah we had tacos for lunch today already"
"i have tacos at my home"
"yeah! i love tacos"