Come on.

As part of the New Year’s process, we always read The Little Engine That Could. It’s a good way to begin our conversation about setting goals for the rest of kindergarten. After all, if that little blue engine thinks she can hard enough, what can't you do? It’s a classic story that most kids have heard before, but they enjoy it all the same.

Today, during the story, after the second engine refused to take the cars with all the toys and treats for the children over the mountain, David, called out, “Oh, come on!”

Clearly he was frustrated at the lack of caring by the trains.

There was another train who wouldn’t help out the broken down engine… after this one, David exclaimed, ‘Really? Come ON!”

As we all know, finally the little blue engine did help and get the cargo over the mountain. As David put it, ‘Finally!’


Dorothy Shapland said...

I use this book to talk about effort in my kindergarten classroom, but I always change the pronouns. I have to ask - as a MALE kindergarten teacher, does it not bother you?

Luanne Lewis said...

Cute story. I am just saying HI! I teach with our mutual friend Allison in Florida! I was very impressed she knew you in person. :)

Deborah said...

Haha! I love how he is so into the story! Bet he will be tough to sit next to during a football game one day:)