Okay guys, since the end of the school year is drawing near for me, I have been working at school for the past five hours and am ready to get to bed. I tried to think of some earth shattering bit of knowledge to share with you and my brain is simply empty at this point. So, I am going to share a little snippet with you that one of my sweet little charges said last Thursday. 

After four dry days of a thick yellow coating of pollen covering everything outside like icing on a cake, we finally got a little rain on Thursday. I had been keeping the children inside because so many have bad allergies and asthma and they were so excited about finally getting a chance to go out and play. Just as we were heading out, it started to sprinkle. I held up my hand and looked at the sky and then back at my hopeful little charges. "Okay, we will go anyway since it is hardly sprinkling." I said as they all cheered. Twenty minutes later we passed another class as we re-entered the building. "Hey! said one child. "Did you guys get to go outside? Our teacher wouldn't let us because it was sprinkling. No fair!!" One of my adorable little girls looked over at another girl in our class and said "Aren't you glad Mrs. B isn't as sensible as Mrs. K!" 

I hope none of my students' parents read this!!!


  1. Rene W. // April 11, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

    Adorable :)

  2. Heather // April 11, 2010 at 9:33 PM  

    LOL!!! It's the little things like not being sensible that mean the most in kindergarten! LOL

  3. Anne Marie Segal // April 11, 2010 at 9:51 PM  

    Glad to see that you know how to keep them interested!

  4. Alicia // April 11, 2010 at 10:37 PM  

    That's great that you can go in and work on things on the weekend. I could get so much done!

  5. mrs. c // April 11, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

    I am the same way...sometimes we are the only ones that go outside and all the other kids see us going doing the hall and are not happy. They only say, we always got to do the cool stuff in pre-k! i love having the reputation of being the "crazy teacher"...don't you!!

  6. Adrienne // April 11, 2010 at 10:58 PM  

    I hope you feel better soon and stop spending your time off at the school..

  7. mommymommymommy // April 11, 2010 at 11:11 PM  

    A little wet never hurt anyone!

  8. gayle // April 11, 2010 at 11:32 PM  

    Good for you!! One day many years ago it started snowing outside.The kids were so excited to see it. The first grade teacher that I worked for took the kids outside to enjoy it for a little while. She was the only one. It didn't hurt them....she wasn't even out that long but boy did the kids love it and I have never forgotten what she did that day.

  9. From Tracie // April 11, 2010 at 11:40 PM  

    That is so cute!! Sometimes you just have to brave a little sprinkles to be able to dance in the sun!

  10. Ms. Anthropy // April 12, 2010 at 12:05 AM  

    Smart kid, to use sensible in a sentence, at such a young age.

  11. Bits-n-Pieces // April 12, 2010 at 12:22 AM  

    Hi! So nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my L blog! 34 years in Kinder? wow! I did 4 years in K before taking 2 years off to sub while I had my first child. Since then the past 14 years have been in 1st grade. I love the little ones! look forward to reading more of your stories!!

  12. Choices // April 12, 2010 at 8:41 AM  

    A very cute story. I so enjoy all your stories. Thank you for sharing them.

  13. Anonymous // April 12, 2010 at 9:18 AM  

    I am following you from FF, thanks for stopping by my blog and following me first.

    @Buttons and Bows

  14. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 11:26 AM  

    Ah Thanks Rene!!

  15. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 11:27 AM  

    Whew....knowing you are a Mommy and think that eases my mind Heather. I like the new picture thingy but I miss seeing your family....lol

  16. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

    Lol Anne Marie,

    I'd better after 34 years!

  17. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 11:28 AM  


    I absolutely love it. No line at the copy machine, complete quiet...wooohooo

  18. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 11:29 AM  

    Lol Mrs. C,

    I do except when they say I dance like a monkey...lol

  19. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 11:30 AM  


    It is a routine for me. My daughter is in college and I can get so much done. My husband is a big tennis player and my classroom is my "hobby".

  20. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 11:31 AM  

    Well said...mommy mommy mommy

  21. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 11:31 AM  


    My kids had a blast. They had not been outside in so long that they simply loved it.

  22. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 11:32 AM  

    I love the way you put that Tracie!!

  23. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 11:33 AM  

    Mrs. A,

    If your Dad rented a private yacht to sail around the Caribbean at Christmas, took you to Turks and Caicos at Winter Break, and on to a ski trip for Easter...I'll bet you could use big words too! I know I could....lol

  24. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 11:39 AM  

    Thanks Anne,

    I love going to your blog as well. You are one of my favorite bloggers!

  25. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 11:41 AM  

    Look forward to getting to know you buttons and bows!

  26. Pam Ponder // April 12, 2010 at 11:43 AM  

    HI foloowing back from FF! alittle late :-) nice to meet you..

  27. ellen // April 12, 2010 at 12:06 PM  

    Oh how sweet, every time I read your posts, it makes me happy. Thanks!

  28. GutsyWriter // April 12, 2010 at 12:38 PM  

    How adorable. I love it. When you get chance, I took my 15-year-old to visit a military high school in New Mexico. Since you're a teacher, I'd like your opinion on my post. Thanks.

  29. T.J. // April 12, 2010 at 1:59 PM  

    you know, I stop in here every few days and happily read, but get so engrossed I forget to comment before leaving.
    So.... hi! I enjoy reading your posts as I was a teacher for 7 years (6 in kindergarten) before moving and changing up careers a bit (had a gorgeous baby boy). Your posts bring me right back to the kindergarten classroom with all it's wisdom, hilarity and trying times. Teaching never leaves you, and I feel that's especially true for kindergarten teachers teaching the XS :) I just got a note from one of my former students in the mail this week- she's in 5th grade already! PHEW!

    Thanks for the wonderful memories :) TJ

  30. Barbra Stephens // April 12, 2010 at 3:14 PM  

    As always, I enjoy your posts emensly. I had thought at one point that I would possibly run out of material to blog about myself. Form one veteran teacher to another-Don't worry about it.
    Kids have a way of shaking things out of you.

  31. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 3:26 PM  

    Thanks Pam....nice meeting you too!

  32. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 3:27 PM  

    Hi Ellen,

    You already know how much I enjoy reading yours sweet lady!

  33. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 3:28 PM  

    Hi Gutsy,

    I will be sure to do that. I have a doctor appointment in about thirty minutes but I will read it as soon as I get home.

  34. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 3:43 PM  

    Well thanks for letting me know T.J. It is always great to make the acquaintance of another teacher!!!

  35. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 3:48 PM  


    Listen to you, you little youngster....you are just a puppy compared to me....lol. You have been blogging longer than I...I started blogging February 1st. Have a wonderful day and thanks for your comment.

  36. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 3:57 PM  

    Thanks for stopping by Bits and Pieces!!!

  37. Twee Poppets // April 12, 2010 at 4:20 PM  

    Haha, I love it! It's more fun when you're not so sensible all the time, anyway, right? ;)

  38. Theresa Milstein // April 12, 2010 at 4:31 PM  

    I'm glad you're not as sensible as Mrs. K too!

    My son's fifth-grade class gets to go out in drizzle, while the other fifth-grade often has to stay indoors. But my son thinks his teacher is more "fun".

    Kids need fresh air and exercise as much as possible.

  39. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 6:06 PM  

    Absolutely Twee!

  40. VKT // April 12, 2010 at 6:07 PM  


    They certainly do! I just couldn't tell them to turn around and go back in!

  41. Shell // April 12, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

    That's what they need- to go out and play! My boys all love the rain.

  42. Tracie // April 13, 2010 at 6:09 AM  

    Ha! I know how much they needed to get out. The pollen is think here, too. I'm sitting on the couch with my tissues pondering whether I'm going to make it to work today.

  43. Messy Mommy // April 13, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

    how adorable! I think outside time is so important!

  44. VKT // April 13, 2010 at 11:07 AM  


    You are right. After being cooped up inside, they were sooooooooo excited to get outside to play for a little while!!!

  45. VKT // April 13, 2010 at 11:08 AM  

    Awwwwww Tracie,

    I empathize with you sweet lady. I am having the same symptoms.....yuck!!!!!

  46. VKT // April 13, 2010 at 11:09 AM  

    I agree Messy Mommy! The kids really need it!

  47. Brenda Susan // April 14, 2010 at 9:58 PM  

    So funny! I have heard that sensibility is highly over-rated anyway!

  48. VKT // April 15, 2010 at 7:45 AM  

    That's a relief Brenda Susan! I hope you are doing well sweet lady!

  49. Marla // April 17, 2010 at 11:48 AM  

    Kids are awesome!

  50. VKT // April 17, 2010 at 8:47 PM  

    I agree. They truly are Marla!!!!