There were 2 hedgehogs visiting in kindergarten today. The real, live kind. Volunteers are trained and bring them around to the classes once a year and today was our day. Comments from the kids........
The volunteers had just set out the mat and laid down a stick....but the hedgehog was still in his cage. The kids knew there would be a hedgehog. So when "K" saw the volunteer lay down the stick, he said, "That's not an animal, that's a stick."
Then right before they took the hedgehog out, "K" said, "Wait! There's gonna be a REAL animal in SCHOOL?"
When asked if anyone knew anything about hedgehogs, "R" said, "They were not-turnal ....which means they sleep all day."
Then to himself, " I guess that makes me turnal."
The volunteer asked the children if they knew why this animal was called a hedgehog.....the kindergartener answered, "Because that's his name."
The book the volunteer read was about a hedgehog who put a woolen sock on his head to keep him warm. She asked the kids if they knew where wool came from....one responded..."From spiders."
And then after 30 minutes of talking about hedgehogs, reading about hedgehogs and seeing a hedgehog in action.......one little guy commented, "I sure did like that porcupine."
So excuse me if I have scrambled eggs for a brain these days.