Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Proposal

A friend of mine called me tonight. She has two sons- 7 and 5. I taught the oldest one in first grade, and I have the youngest one in K-4 Sunday School. I also have occasionaly watched them while their parents have gone out. They are great boys! She called me to tell me the youngest one has made a decision.

Well, for several months he has been saying he was going to marry his Nana. His parents told him he can't marry her because she is already married. So lately, he has named a new wife for himself. He told his mom that he is going to marry Miss Pregony! That's me! So, I got a proposal tonight! :-) It's the best one I've had (not to say it is the only one I've had).

There is more, not only did I get "engaged", I found out that he wants to be the President of the United States. So, I am going to be First Lady, too. He knows the President lives in the White House in D.C. (which is one of my favorite places- so that is cool!). So, he is excited about that. His mom told him that they will have to go stay with him when he is the President and living in the White House. He told her that they can't because Miss Pregony will be my wife and will live there with me. Talk about an awesome night of good news I had!

He told his mom that he is going to marry me when Miss Pregony grows up. How cute! So, I don't know when that will be :-). I thought that my proposal was cute, and I wanted to share what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."

Friday, February 27, 2009

Good News

I heard some really good news today. Remember, I have the privilege to teach in a Christian school. I am so thankful for that opportunity. This morning in my first reading group, one of my boy students said, "I got saved last night." I was so happy to hear it! Once in a while after teaching Bible class, I have my kids close their eyes and raise their hands if they aren't saved. His hands have gone up for several days. So, I've been praying for him specifically for his salvation. After he told me he got saved, I asked him questions about it and what he did. I believe he fully understands. I was so excited! I asked him if I could hug him. It was so AWESOME to hear that good news. Praise the Lord!! I am so thankful that the Lord can hear the sinner's prayer that comes from "Out of the Mouth of Babes."

I also am humbled by the Lord not only answering my prayer, but He is answering the prayer of my kids. My kids can see it! It is so exciting! I have one student who has not been doing well lately with getting his seatwork done during seatwork time. If the kids don't finish their seatwork during seatwork time, then the kids have to do it during recess. This one boy has had that happen for the past several days. I've been praying that he will do better and get his work done. Well, today he finished his work during seatwork time and was able to have full recess. So, I said to him that I was proud of him for finishing his work. One of my little girls raised her hand and told me that she prayed for this boy last night asking God to help him finish his work so he could have recess. She saw an answer to her prayer! I told her that I prayed for him, too. It was awesome and exciting for me to see that my kids can see answered prayers that come from "Out of the Mouth of Babes."

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I am one who doesn't have "best friends." I have some really close friends. Well, today, one of my girl students handed me a piece of paper in the shape of a heart. On the heart, she wrote BFF. I asked her what this meant. I did know what it meant, but I wanted her to tell me. So, she told me it meant Best Friends Forever. I then asked her when did this happen. "When did I become your best friend?" She said, "Last year." I told her that I didn't know her last year. Then she said, "At the beginnng of first grade, when I met you." So, I am a BFF of a six year old. It was sweet! I took the little heart paper and taped it to my phone. I showed it to her. It was such a sweet gesture that came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."

"It's Alive"

This story doesn't have anything to do with me. I did not hear the children; however, the teacher told me this. This story is about a second grader. I taught this child last year. One of the second grade teacher's students told her at lunch that this boy had a shell in his lunch box. She said, "Ok." She just told them to go eat. I would have done the same thing. They kept telling her about the shell. Finally, one student said, "It's Alive! Its' moving." Well, the teacher looked at it, and it was a hermit crab. The child brought his hermit crab to school in his lunch box. He said he poked holes in the baggie, so that it would be able to breathe. I thought this was hilarious! It is something "babes" do.

Update: February 26, 2009

I talked to the boy who brought his hermit crab to school yesterday. I asked him what his mother said. He told me he got grounded. When he was asked about the hermit crab, he said he thinks it is o-kay because it was moving. I just wanted to update you on this story. Hope you enjoyed it!

"Miss Pregony, you are a turtle"

The past couple of weeks have been pretty cold here in VA. I, personally, hate being cold. To me, it is one of the worst things. So, in order to try to stay warm, I have been wearing turtleneck sweaters. One day, one of my girls said, "Miss Pregony, you are a turtle." So, now every time someone wears a turtleneck we then call them turtles. I am the "Mommy Turtle", and I have several "Baby Turtles." I thought it was cute what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Blessing to Hear

Today, we played recess inside due to the cold temperatures. This afternoon my kids played a game called Huckle Buckle Beanstalk. That is when one kid hides my stuffed animal while 3-4 kids wait outside and then come into the room and try to find the hidden animal. Well, of course, the children love to find it and win the game. There is this one boy who often gets frustrated because he doesn't win, usually. When we were playing today, he found it! I said, "Yeah, You won!" He said, "That is because I prayed while I was outside." I thought that was sweet. It was a blessing to hear him say that. It was a true blessing to hear what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."

Saturday, February 21, 2009

One of the Greatest Sounds in the World

To me, one of my favorite sounds to hear is the laughter of children. It is precious and sweet!- don't forget quite contagious.
Being a first grade teacher, I do hear that sound quite a bit. The past couple of weeks my first graders have been QUITE giggly. Their giggles make me laugh then the whole classroom is full of laughter. Again.... a great sound!
One moment that happened this week which resulted in one of my favorite sounds was when I was teaching my kids about elephants. I was specifically teaching them the uses of the elephant's trunk. The elephant uses their trunk in several ways. They use it to pick up food, pick up trees, smell, and to give themselves showers. The part the children LOVED and LAUGHED a lot at was that the mother elephant uses her trunk to spank the baby elephants. The kids thought that was hilarious! I then asked them if their moms use their noses to spank them. Of course they don't, but the kids thought that was funny! So, we had such a fun time laughing together.
Another laughing moment was when I had four kids in one of my reading groups. That afternoon we were reviewing special sounds in phonics and reading words that contained certain special sounds. One of the words that the children read was "chowder." No, that is not a funny word. But, I guess, their is a children's show called Chowder. I had no clue. So, the children were laughing because they were trying to explain this show to me. I told them I would try to watch it sometime; they laughed even harder at that.
I wanted to share with you the One of the Greatest Sounds in the World that comes "Out of the Mouth of Babes."

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Today, we were going over science. In first grade, we do not really have a science "class", but we do have a science book that we read and talk about. We were talking about baby animals, specifically about kangaroos and opossums. After I taught the material, I asked some questions. I asked my children which animal stays in the mom's pouch for two months. Well, the answer is opossum. The child said, "Apostrophe." Then, the children laughed, and I have to admit I also laughed at what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."

Sunday, February 8, 2009

"Right here"

Today, I was helping in the Toddler Junior Church at my church. The children are ages 3-4. The teacher was giving her rules to the kids. She also told them that if they were good then they could go to the "candy store" (different types of candy she brought for them). Then she asked the kids how to get to the candy store. One little girl (3) answered and said, "Grow up." Of course, I had a laugh. Then the teacher was telling the kids that their eyes needed to be on the teacher and hands in their lap. She was reviewing the rules and asked where the children's eyes belong. The same little girl said, "Right here", and she pointed to her eyes rather then pointing to the teacher. She was, in essence, right. Her eyes do belong on her face. It was very cute! I, again, had to laugh at what came "Out of the Mouth of Babes."

Saturday, February 7, 2009

"I Have Super Power Brains"

I had the opportunity to babysit "my favorite kids" this weekend. There are three of them (ages 8,6,4). They are the children of a very good friend of mine. When it was time for bed, I was putting the middle child (My Little Man) to bed. I laid down with him and talked to him for a few minutes. Then I said, "Do you know what?" He said, "What?" I said, "I love you! Did you know that?" He said, "Yes." I then said, "How did you know that?" He said, "I have Super Power Brains." How cute! Well, that is "Out of the Mouth of Babes."

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Sweet Time

Today's story isn't really funny but sweet. Today, we had indoor recess because it was cold outside. The children were playing "hot potato." I put music on and when the music stops whoever has "it" is out. They like that game! Well after we played the game, I had the kids sit on the floor facing me. I wanted to have a quick sing along. I put the Patch the Pirate cd on. We listened to "I've Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in my Heart." The cd uses funny voices and several verses. So, we sang along. It was so sweet to look at my "kids" singing "I have the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in my Heart" with smiles on their faces. Then, I remembered learning the first verse in the Indonesian language many years ago (thanks to Mrs. Quinlan). I was able to teach them that. They thought that was cool! So, we sang the first verse in English then in the Indonesian language. It was very sweet! There was one time I looked at my kids and one of the boys had his back towards me and was "directing" the kids as if he was directing a choir. It was cute and funny!
It was such a sweet time we had together. I wanted to share it. So, it is not "Out of the Mouth of Babes", but it is something "babes" do. Precious!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"That's from Charlie Brown"

I want to share a story that happened several weeks ago before Christmas. I have the opportunity to help in K-4 Sunday School class each Sunday at my church. I am usually a helper, but I had the privilege to teach them the Christmas story. During one part of the lesson, I quoted Luke 2:11, "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." After I quoted it, one of my K-4 students (he is now 5) said, "That's from Charlie Brown." I told him yes but Charlie Brown got that from the Bible!
I thought that was cute and wanted to share what came from.... "Out of the Mouth of Babes."