A little scenario about potty mouth after lunch that took place between an accuser, the accused and myself in the hallway. It made me giggle!
Me to the accuser: "What word did Johnny* say?"
Accuser: "I don't know. A big kid told me that was in the bathroom."
Me: "What word did you say, Johnny*?"
Accused: "It was in 'spinach'."
Me: "It was in spinach?"
Accused: "Yes, it was in 'spinach'."
Me: "Do you mean Spanish, Johnny?"
Accused: "Yes, Spanish."
Me: "We don't say inappropriate words at school. It doesn't matter what language."
So, I left the conversation covering my face because I was about to crack up. Until....the accuser comes up to me in the hall about 10 minutes later and said, "I think he said Mother *&!@er." WHAT???? How do 5 year-olds even know that's a bad word? Also, I'm pretty sure that since the accuser wasn't in the bathroom with the accused, he probably didn't really know what was said. Who knows though? Obviously we had a discussion, but I'm not sure it did any good.
How do you handle potty mouth in Kindergarten?
* Names have been changed to protect the innocent or myself, one of the two. :)