When our communication specialist picked up my little group of kindergartners from their general ed. classroom last week, there was a bit of drama.
"Ms. H!! Ms. H!!", little 'Julie' cried. "Maria wiped her burger on my leg!!"
When Ms. H realized that Julie meant BOOGER, she had to take a moment to compose herself. She dealt with the incident, then on her way to her classroom with the kids, she popped in to mine to apprise me of the situation.
I giggled even louder later in the afternoon when I had these same kindergartners listening to the story "Warthogs in the Kitchen." There comes a moment in the middle of the book where they consider adding pickles to the cupcake better.
I paused in my reading. "Pickles?!?" I asked my students dramatically.
"Noooooooooo!" they all replied.
And then Julie added: "And no BURGERS either!!"