Friday, June 6, 2008

Kindergarten Fun

MENTAL STATUS: "Happy". I don't really have a good explanation why. So there.

Ah, the school days are winding down here in my little town. Just a few more weeks left until my kindergartener will be off for the summer. Hmm... then I have to get creative with my writing schedule.

But I digress...

Anyhew, yesterday was my day to volunteer in the classroom. The teacher had just finished up some testing so she decided to give the kids a break and let them have some free time. Which was great! I love watching the interactions between the kids. It's pure comedy. Then at the end of the time period, we all played Seven Up.

Remember that game?

Ok, here's what Wikipedia has to say about it--for all you poor deprived people:

To start the game, seven children are selected and come to the front of the room. The teacher (or selected player) says, "Heads down, thumbs up!" The children who are not selected then put their heads down, close their eyes, and put up one thumb each. The chosen seven circulate through the room, secretly pressing down one thumb each and then returning to the front of the room. This takes about one minute. Some people cheat and pick more than one person. They also try to throw someone off by pressing on their thumbs softer or harder. Sometimes you play by tapping heads.
The teacher then calls, "Heads up, seven up!" All children raise their heads and the seven whose thumbs were pressed stand up. Each in turn names the person they think pressed their thumb. If they are correct, the thumb-presser sits down and the winning child takes their place. The game then starts again.
The child who goes last may have the advantage if other pickers have been eliminated. To make the game fair, the teacher can alternate the order in which the children are called each time (e.g. front to back, or left to right of the room, or around the room).

Remember now?

Well, we had SO MUCH fun! But then again, I'm really a child at heart. I don't think I ever laughed so hard in that classroom. It put me in such a good mood that I forgot all about how I only had ONE cup of coffee for the day.

I wonder what that says about me? I guess simple things for simple minds. LOL!

Have a great weekend!


Lara Lee said...

I don't think I've ever heard of that game. I loved volunteering in my dd's kindergarten room though - even though it was many years ago - she's 21 now. :)

I came over here from the Romance Roundtable's Fiction Friday. I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your excerpt from Role of a Lifetime! The book looks like a really fun read!

Chicki said...

The simple pleasures are often the most precious and being able to enjoy them is a blessing.

Have a great weekend!

Lesley said...

I don't think we ever played that game. Sounds like a much calmer version of Duck, Duck, Goose. They did make us play the oh so lame Still Water, Still Water in which the goal is to be the quietest and the stillest. I had no idea how blatantly I was being manipulated. LMAO