B (for boy) at recess: Can I go change?
Me: Change? Do you need to go to the bathroom? (Thinking, please don't say you had an accident)
B: No. I need to change into my Spiderman costume. I'm really Peter Parker.
Me: Oh, is it in your backpack?
Me: Well, you could pretend to change then.
B: I can't do that! Then the kids will know I'm Spiderman!!
Me: Oh, right. Why didn't I think of that...so, maybe you could change behind the corner so they can't see you?
B: Yeah, I could do that.
B runs off making super hero noises, and returns as Spiderman, ready to defend our Kindergarten playground.
I think I'm a lucky teacher to have a super hero in my class. He later asked if I would change his nametag to say Peter Parker, since that is his real name. Sadly, I had to say no to that one.
But I have the feeling this won't be the last super hero encounter I have this year. My class is really boy heavy...as in there is basically a 3:1 boy/girl ratio. I have the feeling there might be more super heroes waiting to reveal themselves. I can already tell it is going to be a fun- and energetic- year!