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!