Monday, March 25, 2013

3 More Changes

Today, I was doing the three changes game with a different kindergarden class.  Layth made the change of putting up the hoodie on his jacket.  Sophia raised her hand to guess:

SOPHIA:  I know, he put on his COAT HAT!

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Dash is a very special first grader who sometimes says the strangest things.  One of his classmates was asking me about a child on our campus who has Autism.  Dash provided his thought on why the Autistic child walked and acted differently that himself.

DASH:  Mr. Bowers, you know Transformers?  He's a Decepticon! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

3 Changes

With the kindergarteners I was doing an observation activity where two people look at each other for a bit, then both players turn their backs to each other and make three changes in their appearance.  Then they turn around and try to discover the changes.   I was first to demonstrate how to play:

MR. BOWERS:  OK, now, you turn your back while I make my 3 changes.
KIAN:  I hope he doesn't take off his pants!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happens at Least 5 Times a Day

STUDENT:  Mr. Bowers, he did "this" to me.
MR. BOWERS:  Do you know why he did "that" to you?
MR. BOWERS:  Let's go ask him.

STUDENT:  Student2, why did you do "that" to me?
STUDENT2:  Because you did "this" to me.
STUDENT:  Yeah, because you did "THIS" to ME!!
MR. BOWERS:  Student2, did you do "that" to him?
STUDENT2:  Yes sir. :(
MR. BOWERS:  Well, what would have been a better choice than doing "that?"
STUDENT2:  Probably, "this."
MR. BOWERS:  And YOU, Student!  When he did "that," what would have been a better way for you to respond?
STUDENT:  I could have said, "this."
MR. BOWERS:  Ok, now both of you apologize.  Then, you may give each other a HUG! --or a handshake.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Why Jesus Hates Math

Lydia, a second grader, has something to share with the class:

MR. BOWERS:  Yes, Lydia, what would you like to say?
LYDIA:  My mom said she is gonna buy me some new earrings, and one is gonna be the "plus sign" for God!