Confess is the topic for #Kinderchat’s Summer Blogging Challenge. I teach kindergarten, I blog, it’s summer, I’m in! You wouldn’t think there would be many confessions related to teaching kindergarten. I thought so, too, for about 30 seconds.
Here’s my confession: I’m a big fat liar.
Although I do have some great classroom management strategies up my sleeve, sometimes I impulsively go in another direction – but don’t judge me too harshly, I never claimed to be perfect. Below are the ones I am willing to share, feel free to adopt for your own bag of tricks.
1. “When I was in Big Teacher School they taught us to tell the difference between real coughs and fake ones. You are faking. Stop it.”
2. “If you run on your way to the library, I will know out about it. I always know.”
3. “I can see everything.” (a slight twist on the “eyes-in-the-back-of-my-head” fib parents use).
4. “If you lie, your right ear turns blue, but only teachers can see it.”
What confessions would you care to share? Babysitting stories are sometimes the best source – share, share away!
16 thoughts on “Confessions”
I tell my kinders I can see everything. They are amazed when I “catch” them at some mischief making they thought no one could see. Don’t tell them they usually give it away by their guilty looks. or by the tattlers.
I know, right? Or when they are out of breath from all the running! Thanks for sharing!
I love these! I’ve used similar versions in my room. 🙂
MaMa Goose’s Kindergarten
Phew! I’m not the only lying educator out there!
My lie: “I’m just going across the hall to use the bathroom. I can hear everything you guys are saying.”
Super! I even use that at home. “I’m just shutting my eyes for a minute, but I’ll know what you do….”
You can’t teach kindergarten without being able to lie with an open and earnest face!
Thanks for the great laughs!!! Before I was a parent I had so many great ideas about how things would be. Once I was a few years in as a parent I developed a new mantra “Whatever works”….and I stopped judging others in their parenting. The same goes for teaching. We all have our own unique ways to be with our students and it works like magic. I use music for my magic and can often be found singing as a management tool. This works wonderfully for me and my students but others might not be comfortable with this.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing. I sing, too. For everything. “Did you put your clothes away?” “Did you flush the toilet?” Home, school, it’s a winning strategy.
One of my favorite things is when a kid signs her name in crayon on a piece of furniture and is surprised that I know it was them or even tries to deny it! Oh I love that! 😀
These little tricks of yours are so funny and absolutely the real life of teaching! I know all about those blue ears! 😀 Thanks for the laugh and for your confession! 😀
Thanks for chiming in. I also love it when they spontaneously confess (unintentionally): “Well, I did NOT hit him, not sure why he’s crying.”
I was at a child care center around the holidays and there was an old intercom system that does not work but the call button is still on the wall. The teacher told the kids that if she pushed that button, Santa could hear what they were doing and she could talk to him. Wow, that worked, for a few weeks at least!
Oh, that is goooooood.
I’ve used one similar to the blue ear…it’s a purple dot on your forehead and only the teacher can see it…
I like you so much.
Right back at you!