Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday SOL Just playing

It is Tuesday and this is a "Slice of Life" for Two Writing Teachers.  Check out their website for lots more reflections on teaching.

Sharing a tiny slice of my life today - the thrill of my preschoolers discovering not only that there were medical dressups and doctors' kits in the dramatic play corner, but that their teachers will play "make-believe sick" with them!

Melissa (Teaching Resident) and I feigned coughs, fevers, fainting, and other forms of sickness and we were surrounded by children doctors, working hard to cure us of our ills. Here's what the doctors shared with me, as they checked my ears, listened to my heartbeat, gave me shots:

"Your teeth are coming out."

"It won't hurt too much."

"You need six shots."

"Ms. Aponte is very sick."

"There is a giraffe in your ear."

"You have a fever."

"I'll give you a heartbeat."

"You need to go to hospital."

"You have a cough."

"Here's a bandaid."

"Here's a shot in your ear."

"Shot-time! It's gonna hurt! Ding!"

I thoroughly enjoyed their enthusiastic play, their constant banter...so glad I took notes, because just re-reading it has made me laugh again. Ah, preschoolers!


  1. Made me laugh, too, Maureen. They are just darling! Thanks for taking those notes!

  2. Invisiboo-boos are the best! Love the request for ice packs at all hour of the day too b/c that is a cure all as everyone who is three must know ...