I’d like to introduce some children’s sayings. When I worked in a kindergarten, my children said unexpected things. I want to share them with everyone.
- During lunch time, a child: “Who made your lunch?”
I: ”My mother made my lunch.”
A child: “Do you have a mother?”
I: “Yes, I do.”
A child: “Are you lying?”
I: “No, I’m not. A teacher has a mother and a father, same as children.”
A child: “I didn’t know that.”
A lot of children thought that teachers don’t’t have parents. It was an interesting thing.
- Before getting back home, a child: “After we get back home, what will you do?”
I: “At first, I’m going to clean the room. And I’m going to prepare for tomorrow’s class. Then I get back home.” A child: “No! Your home is this room, isn’t it?”
I: “A teacher’s home in at another place.”
A boy: “When do I play outside?”
I: “If all of your classmates come to the class, we will go there.”
A boy: “I want to play in that chocolate house!!”
He thought that the toy house was made of chocolate. When I heard his cute saying, I felt warmth.
- Children visited a fire station.
Children listened to a fireman explaining how to use fire equipment in case of fire breaks out. Then a boy saw something and said to the fireman.
A boy: “You are sweating. I will give my handkerchief.”
He took his handkerchief out and handed it to the fireman.
The fireman: “Thank you very much.”
- A day of one night sleepover at kindergarten. Before going to bed, a girl said: “I wonder what my brother is doing now? He is preparing to go to bed, isn’t he?”
I: “I’m sure your brother is preparing to go to bed.”
She missed her family because it was her first sleepover . Eventually, she was able to sleep soundly. The sleepover made her grow up as a person.
- A sport event.
Before running a relay, the children were standing in a line.
Child A: “Let’s do our best!!”
Child B: “Yes, I’m sure we’ll win!!”
- A music recital day.
In the morning, during preparations for the music recital.
A girl: “Sayuri teacher!”
A girl: “Are you putting on makeup today?”
I: “Yes, I am.”
A girl: “Today’s teacher is cute.”
I: “Thank you!”
Conversely, it’s interesting she notices my looks every day, I thought to myself.
- One summer day, a boy saw that some classmates weren’t wearing the hats and were playing outside on the playground.
A boy: “Although it is very warm , they aren’t wearing their hats. If you don’t wear your hats, you can get a heatstroke.”
He advised them to wear their hats.
- Tidying up time.
I: “It’s packing up time! Can you tidy up well?”
A boy: “Yes, I’m a powerful man!”
A girl: “My eye is like acorns!!”
I: “It’s amazing!!”
They tidied up voluntarily. Well done, children!!
Children always make me excited and happy. I was given a lot of creative ideas by them. All of the memories are my treasures. I love them! I hope that I want to engage in the teaching profession again.