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Kindergartners Say the Darndest Things


West Elementary kindergarten teacher Julie Merrill had students analyzing data, guessing what Dibels are (answer: a reading assessment) and talking about kindergarten recently in a thank-you video for Wyoming Public Schools Board of Education.

Merrill and her husband, Patrick Merrill, created the video like a “Kids Say the Darndest Things” show from the 1960s for Board Appreciation Month. The result: cuteness abounds, starting at about 1:06:

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese is associate managing editor and reporter, covering Byron Center, Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids Community College. She was one of the original SNN staff writers, helping launch the site in 2013 and enjoys fulfilling the mission of sharing the stories of public education. She has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and Group Tour Media. Read Erin's full bio

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