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Mrs.Debbie is doing the Micheal Jackson today.

Published on October 5, 2009 under colors


Remember that yard work last week? Well, now I have the scars to prove it. I have poison ivy so bad on my left hand. Huge blisters… that come and go. Great. I didnt want to infect the kids today so I am wearing a black glove on that hand. I know it is best if I let air get to it, but… I don’t want any of them to get this. We have had “show and tell” several times today to explain why I have on ONE glove and it is NOT winter!

We are still doing color activities this week. Here is one of my favorites. I have a color poster and we sing this song:
( Tune- If You’re Happy and you Know it .)
If you have red on your shirt please stand up
If you have blue on your shirt please stand up
If you have black on your shirt
Or Brown on your shirt
If you have white on your shirt please stand up.
If you have green on your shirt please stand up.
If you have purple on your shirt please stand up.
If you have yellow on your shirt
Or white on your shirt
If you have pink on your shirt , please stand up.
Then for my favorite story of the day… please see picture:
Clara: Ms Debbie, here is my baby she died.
Debbie: She died ? how?
Clara: She got sick so I put her in this box.
Debbie: I see.
Clara: Do you know a doctor?
Debbie: I am not sure, do you think a doctor can help her?

Clara: umm… maybe, I dont know.
You never know what kids are going to say. I love just talking to them to see what they will say. I guess the conversation wasn’t so funny but the baby in the box cracked me up.


  1. Jessica

    Mrs. Debbie, that was SO not a fail moment. My goodness you have high standards for yourself. Let them shred all the crayons and melt them onto their bear coloring pages instead. 🙂 Why stick with brown bears anyway?

  2. Ms Debbie

    That was another point they asked and I totally forgot ! WHY DO WE HAVE TO COLOR THE HORSE BLUE? WHY DO WE HAVE TO COLOR THE BIRD RED< I LIKE GREEN! ugh……. because I said so? ugh… awful day.

  3. Brook's Babbles In Arizona

    Well, remember last year when I called you in a HORRIBLE PANIC because public school was making my Zach color worksheets and then… drum roll… GRADING him on it??? What did you tell me? Debbie, you are an amazing teacher, I can't state that fact enough. 1 bad day doesn't define your life, your career as a teacher, or your ability to put those little creative minds to work. You have the ability to make red turn green and brown turn yellow in those kids eyes. YOu are just a fabulous image of what I hope to be with my children. Sometimes you have the freedom to create, and sometimes it's nice to build structure to get them ready for "workbook pages, and coloring books". You might have less frantic mom's ringing your phone at all crazy hours saying "OMG DEBBIE what are they thinking"? Haha. I hope that your day goes better, and you take to heart when I say "I've never met a better teacher than you, a more loving and creative person, nor a better person to teach pre-schoolers"!! And while 2 of my babies were blessed to have you in their life, I am NOT bias, I am truthful! 🙂 I've walked a day (or 2) in your shoes with those kids, and you are one AMAZING lady!!!

  4. A Little This, A Little That...But Oh So Me!

    Debbie, although my son has not yet been in your class room (he will next year and if you could see me right now you would see my excited face), I can honestly say that I know of too many kids hearts that you have touched by doing the amazing job that you do! Don't let one bad day make you doubt yourself as a teacher 🙂

  5. Bev

    I'm so glad you posted this today. One of the things that I admire about you is that you are not afraid to admit when something goes wrong or you make a mistake. Because I've been contemplating the need to do the same. I've been failing miserably at alot of the things I've been trying to do lately with this group, and I now realize it's because I'm not paying attention to their needs and abilities. This finally occurred to me after the 10th time of one little boy saying no every time I ask him if he wants to make a leaf or apple or whatever, but yes if I ask him if he wants to paint or draw. I know it's supposed to be about the process, but it' seems like lately I've been thinking too much about the product. Sigh…time to start over…we all have those moments. Thanks for sharing yours, because you've inspired me…which helps my kids. And that's what really matters.

  6. Rita

    my dear friend…just scroll down and look at all the WONDERFUL things you did the day before and the day before that. One "train wreck" does not a drop out make! So tomorrow you go in and tell the kids "Mrs. Debbie had a crummy day and I messed up. You CAN make the horse charteuse and the cat mauve…just have fun making your own book." I think you are a totally awesome teacher…give yourself a break. Sit on the porch and enjoy the crickets singing…and maybe sip a little something….:)

  7. malena

    You are a great teacher. You have had Zach and Zoie in your class and me and Jason love the way you tought them. I had my sister bring her daugther to your school because I knew she would love it and will learn so much. And now Dillion is in there and he always cant wait till he goes to school in the mornings. Your such a amazing teacher you have had all three of my kids and my niece, and my sister is already talking about baby Ebony going to your school, so that shows what a great job you do when you have two familys that keep bringing ther kids,siblings,and nieces to your school.

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