Grades

    Re: Veteran's Day
    jacque/Wa/K-1/nbct 2006

    Oh, yes, sometimes we forget just how 'literal' they are...gave me
    a chuckle....

    On 11/09/14, pktchr wrote:
    > On 11/09/14, jacque/Wa/K-1/nbct 2006 wrote:
    >> We were getting ready to attend a Veteran's Day assembly
    > on
    >> Friday so I initiated a discussion about Veteran's Day
    > and why
    >> we were celebrating it next Tuesday. I asked, "What is a
    >> Veteran?" Several hands went up and when I called on a
    > little
    >> boy he very confidently stated, "Well, it's someone who,
    > you
    >> know, works with animals"....the dad helping me that day
    > just
    >> about peed his pants he was laughing so hard! I calmly
    >> explained that yes, the two words sound similar but
    > someone who
    >> works with animals is called a "veterinarian" and what I
    > wanted
    >> to know was what did they think a "Veteran" was.....I
    > finally
    >> had to tell them, two others were conviinced it was
    > someone who
    >> works with dogs/cats/etc........gotta love Kindergarten.
    >
    > I had a similar experience with my preschoolers last week.
    > I asked if any of them knew what a Veteran was. They
    > didn't so I explained that it's a person who is or has been
    > in the military, Air Force, Navy, Army. They were familiar
    > with those terms. I asked if any of them knew anyone in
    > the military. They said they didn't. I told them they
    > did, my husband is in the military (my preschool is in my
    > home and the kids know my husband well). They were so
    > excited about that, so I asked him to come bring a model of
    > one of the planes he flew down for them to see. He talked
    > a bit about his plane (C-9, medical plane) and then passed
    > it around. One of the kids looked at it with a VERY
    > strange look on her face and then said "It's really small,
    > I don't think you could fit in it". I guess I should have
    > explained what a "model" is. ;-)