Sunday, October 2, 2011

Out of the Mouths of Kinders...

So, on Friday, I was teaching a math lesson on positional words. I was using an adult size chair just like the ones the students sit in as a prop.  I stood behind the chair and asked the students, "If I stand here, what am I to the chair?"  They responded, "Behind!"  I stood in front of the chair and asked the students, "If I stand here, what am I to the chair?"  They all said, "In front of it!"  This went on until I said, "What if I crawled under the chair? What would I be?"  I was waiting for the response, "Below."  But instead, from one of my friends, I got the response...., "Stuck?"  HAHAHA!!  Then another friend said, "You couldn't fit under that tiny chair!"   Well, at least they were listening!!
To go along with this lesson, we used the awesome "Little Spider" positional words book that Shannon over at
Kindergarten Hoppenings shared with us.  Thank you, Shannon!!
I also just found and pinned this little book about positional words over at Can Do Kinders!  We will be using this soon for a follow up.  But this time, I will not be using a chair as a prop.... ;-)


  1. That is funny! I have to share my funny story with day the students were supposed to draw a picture of me and I was talking about adding details so I said what color shirt do I have on, they all said blue I said what color is my hair and someone yelled out "grey"! I know I am getting old but I do not have grey hair, it made me laugh though!

  2. That is too funny! I just shared a story on my blog about one to one correspondence that leaves a huge smile on my face. First Class with Mrs. Mac