Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Kindergarten Woes

It's Jake's second week of Kindergarten.

A note was sent home from the teacher stating that the entire class 'had trouble following the rules' today.

Surely Jake could not have been part of the disturbance.

I asked him if he had been naughty.
"Yes," he nodded.
"What did you do?"
"A kid jumped on top of me."
"Really?  He jumped on you for no reason?"
"Yes," he said, looking pitiful."Then I couldn't get to my seat."
"OK...what happened?"
"I was trying to get to my seat."
"Well, did the kid jump on your back?"

Sigh.  I can see I am going to have to dig for information in a most exhausting way.

"Were you walking to your seat when he jumped on you?"
Getting exasperated.  "Well, what were you doing?"
Says tearfully, "I was laying on the floor like I was swimming, 'cause I was swimming to my seat."

It took great restraint not to bust out laughing.

We had a little talk about how we are not supposed to swim to our seats in the classroom but are to walk properly.

It was really, really hard not to laugh while we were having that conversation.


Lori said...


So glad that I'm not the only one with an ornery little kindergartner.

Oh my.

We need to start a support group.

Kim K. said...

Seriously. Josie and Jake can NEVER EVER get married. Tee hee.

Angie said...

I need to try to find the humor in these things like you do. Sometimes I think...if I get one more bad report from this kid's teacher. Oh, wait. I am the teacher. Can I join the support group with you and Lori?

Tesseraemum said...

I would be happy to join your support group. I can be there to let you know what's coming!! HAR!
Repeat after me: "He will be the president of his own coporation one day. Please Lord, let me live to see it!" You will feel better if you say this at least once a day! I began when Olivia took kindergarten by storm!! I had 5th graders say "hi Olivia's mom" to me in the halls at school. They didn't know Isaac (who was in 3rd grade at the time but boy did they know Liv!

Jean said...

Okay- that is so so cute!! I love your boy!

This is going to be a very fun year... at least for me!!

Keep posting!!

Debra St. Arnauld said...

Well, we made it to the third week of school before our Kindergartener got a note sent home. Apparently Aidan needs to learn that rubber stamps are only for paper, and not the back of a classmates neck! Can I join the support group, too?