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First Day in Pre-School

My sister Caryl called yesterday evening.  She said that for my first day in pre-school I wasn’t to bite, hit, scratch, spit or pinch.  Grownups can be such a bummer.

I re-learned my vowels in  pre-school today.  They go like this:

A is for ack!

E is for eek!

I is for ick!

O is for ow!

U is for ugh!

and ….

Y is for, “You’re kidding, right?”

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. I could teach you a few songs and dances to do with the pre-schoolers if you like. That’ll keep you occupied long enough to quell the urge to scratch or bite them.

  2. Mumma — you’re going to teach me how to sing and dance? Can you teach me to look and sound good while I do it?

    Melli — uhm, that’s the teacher’s alphabet!

  3. loved maurice sendak
    “chicken soup with rice”
    “in the night kitchen”

    duck duck goose
    was always a hit

    as well as
    singing any funny song
    at the top of my voice…

  4. Polona — that would be body fluids and all accompanying sounds.

    WATO — Duck, Duck Goose is out. We have motor-skills control issues and our social skills would lead us to whapping each other about the head and shoulders. Think Special Ed in Pampers and you’ll have a better grasp of my job. My students are ages 3 & 4.

  5. First, Congratulations on landing the job! Second, good luck! When my daughter was teaching preschool I dropped in once to take pictures of her. They never stopped moving. Even when they were sitting somewhat quietly in chairs…they were still moving.

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