I’m currently in Aruba on vacation– and since I’m in such a great mood, I thought I’d sprinkle some sunshine your way!
PowerChat Funnies from Powerful Words Character Development Teachers…
Last week during the POWer Chat for our students, ages 3 and 4, I was helping them with a hint to remember the word of the month. I said “It’s not smallerance, it’s …” To which they all replied “BIGGERANCE!” It had all the parents cracking up. At the next class I was ready for them and changed the hint to “It’s not shorterance, it’s …” to receive the reply “BIGGERANCE!” again. We may have to consider petitioning Webster’s to change tolerance to biggerance.
–Mr. Lesmerisis, Rockport, ME
“Determination month lead to some cute and funny tidbits for us. One 4 year old boy was hopping around the deck before class chanting: ‘determination! I have a no quit, go for it attitude! It was so cute!
After the powerchat, one instructor asked “What’s the Powerful Word of the Month? To which on little girl replied, “extermination!”
–Margee Charron, Baltic, CT
It was December and the Powerful Word was acceptance. I was helping our 4-6 years olds see how many things we all had in common by asking them “what does your family do on the holidays? All the parents listened as the children chimed in. Nicholas raised his hand and said “we open gifts!” Kayla raised her hand and said, “we eat yummy food!” Finally, Emily, a little blond-haired girl with pigtails yelled out, “we make love!”
–Dr. Robyn Silverman, Weymouth, MA
When the 3 and 4 year olds were standing in line by the “rock wall,” one little boy just couldn’t wait his turn. He kept running up to the rock wall and running back on line. One little girl in his class put her hands on her hips and turned to the boy and said, “Tommy! You are not using your impulse control!” Those children definitely retain their Powerful Words!
–Sandi Stevens McGee, Tuscumbia, AL
Please share your child’s funnies– we can all use a good laugh!