Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Watermelon Seeds

Ah, the age old question of little kids: Will you grow a watermelon in your belly if you accidentally swallow the seed?

We read a book this morning about a mouse who swallowed a watermelon seed by accident and was scared he'd grow a watermelon in his tummy, so his best friend swallowed one too to make him feel better.

One of the kids said, "Yeah, you won't grow a watermelon in your belly if you just swallow one seed!"

They all agreed until G said, "Yeah, but if you swallow a whole bunch of them, then drink a lot of water and open up your mouth every time the sun is out you will!"

I thought for sure they'd all say, "No you won't." But instead I heard a chorus of, "Oh yeah, that is true!"

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bad Weather

Yesterday we left school in the early afternoon because of some nasty "blizzard-like" weather. One of my more nervous, high-strung little girls said, "Mrs. Overman, I sure hope the roads aren't too bad because my gloves are so thick I can't cross my fingers!"