Wednesday, March 16, 2011

You eat flamingo?

While reading Polar Bear Polar Bear What do you hear? to a student, I paused at the picture of the flamingo and asked, "What color is the flamingo?" 

Another student in the class yelled out, "I know!  It's yellow."  I held up the book and pointed to the flamingo and said, "The flamingo is pink."  This student said, "Yes, but it's yellow inside."  So I further questioned, "How do you know this?"  She replied, "I eat it at home all the time.  It's yellow inside."  I clarified further, "A flamingo?  You eat flamingo at home?" She explained, "Yes I eat it at home!  Mango is my favorite fruit.  It is yellow inside."

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Conversation with my 2.5 year old nephew:
Me: Auntie misses you guys when I don't get to see you so often.
Nephew: Why?
Me: Because I love you.
Nephew: Oh

'tam' this tambourine

My niece decided that she'd like me to play band with her... She asked, "Auntie will you 'tam' this tambourine?"

Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm Irish

I was speaking with my student's nanny explaining to her how his therapy session went when my student a delightful 5 year old seriously said, "Hey, Ms. Rachael, I've got a secret to tell you."  So I crouch down to his level, lean my ear in and quizzically inquire, "Yes?"  To which he whispered in my ear, "I'm Irish."

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

yea... cookies

My 2 year old nephew came and asked "go upstairs"? So I went and opened the gate for him. I thought I wonder what he wants there is no one up there. So I asked, "Did you need something from upstairs?" He replied, "yea, cookies!"