Today we got out of school early because they were predicting snow. And I'm super glad they did! It is snowing like crazy now, but that's another post. Because of a crazy schedule, I had several kids out. So our schedule was pretty much shot, so I figured, let's have choice center time! This is the time when kids can choose what they "play" with in the classroom. Home Living is always a popular choice. The kids were playing back in the corner when a kid comes up to me. Here's the conversation that followed.
boy- "Ms. H, the toaster is gone."
me- "what do you mean the toaster is gone? where did you put it?"
insert 10 minute search for the toaster, with no success
me- "WHERE IS THE TOASTER? IF YOU DON'T FIND IT, I'M NOT GOING TO BE HAPPY."
boy- "I think it fell behind the refrigerator."
me- "It can't fit back behind there, but I'll check."
picture me finding the toaster exactly where I said it couldn't possibly be
girl (who has been watching this whole thing go down)- "Ms. H, I'm glad you found that because I thought you were going to have a heart attack!"
oh, sweet children! How I love them. Thankfully, the toaster was found and I did NOT have a heart attack. Although I'm glad my kids take me seriously when something is not right. A missing toy toaster may not seem like a big deal, but trust me, it is! Luckily, it is back in its spot and all is right with the world.
**update- in the 10+ minutes it probably took me to type this post, snow has picked up and it is looking very white out there! looks like tomorrow may be snow day #10