Some of my favorite moments with my kindergartners are the “silly” times…
I walked out to recess and heard screams, “Miss O’Gean, come play with us!!” So, I put my clipboard down and joined the soccer game…well, kind of. The soccer game was less of a game and more of a keep away from the teacher game.
15 vs 1. I caught on quickly to their plan and turned it up a notch. Yep, that’s right, I got the ball! Game on! I look back and to see smiles, laughter and some teeth – we seem to be losing lots of teeth this time of year. Anyway, I ran to the end of our area and suddenly other kids were quickly jumping in to play defense against me.
25 vs 1. I was in trouble. I looked for any kid who I thought might take my side, no such luck. It was me vs them. They were not backing down without a fight and neither was I!
31yr old vs 5yr old. I got tired, they did not. After a few times back and forth, I needed a break. I heard giggles run up behind me and we laughed as we all caught our breath.
…I had to let them know that Miss O’Gean’s still got it! ;). I wonder if they’ll ask me to play again tomorrow?! I’ll pack my gym shoes, just in case.