Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures – Full Episode #10

[Announcer] Coming up next on Betsy’s Kindergarten Adventures Let’s see how much everyone has grown in the last few weeks [Besty, narrating] No matter how many times Billy measured himself, he still wasn’t growing I really need something to help keep this hair out of my face If I wanted to get my mom a hair clip like Molly’s, I was going to have to get a job and earn some money [babbling] ♪ A, B, C and 1, 2, 3 ♪ ♪ It’s kindergarten time for you and me ♪ ♪ So climb aboard and take a seat ♪ ♪ For kindergarten fun with Betsy ♪ ♪ We’ll meet new friends ♪ ♪ Along the way ♪ ♪ And have adventures every day ♪ ♪ It’s Betsy’s ♪ ♪ Kindergarten Adventures ♪ [baby cooing] [Betsy narrating] Most of the time, I like to make my little brother laugh [giggles] [grunting] Except for this morning, I was in a hurry and wasn’t joking around [Kevin laughing] Uhh– That’s not funny, Kevin [grunting] There What in the world are you doing, Betsy? My shoes feel like they’re getting smaller I had to get on my back to put them on Your shoes aren’t shrinking, Betsy Your feet are growing It’s time to get you a new pair of shoes New shoes? Yes! New shoes are nice and shiny, and they smell good, too [squeals] Have fun at school Will do, Mom Bye! I decided that the best thing to do was jump around and stretch my shoes out Good morning, Betsy I like those new hopscotch moves They’ll turn some heads on the playground I’m just trying to fit into my shoes, bus driver Bob My feet must’ve grown a foot overnight Ha ha Well, that’s better than them growing a finger, eh, Betsy? I guess so It looks like I’m growing a little, too, thanks to that extra piece of pie I had last night [giggles] You’re one of a kind, bus driver Bob Thanks, Betsy I try [Mrs. O’Connor] Everybody take out his or her growth chart Let’s see how much everyone has grown in the last few weeks [all chattering] Hey! How’d you get all of those cool designs on your growth chart, Kenji? I drew them myself so everyone would know that it’s mine, Sarah That’s a wonderful idea, Kenji Thanks, Mrs. O’Connor How come you don’t have a growth chart, Mrs. O’Connor? That’s because I’m as tall as I’ll get The human body stops growing as you get older I hope mine doesn’t I want to be 10 feet tall [laughing] Oh, brother, Scotty You couldn’t even go to the movies because you’d be in everyone’s way You’re right, Molly Who can tell me what we use to measure? I know Our growth charts That’s true, Billy We are using the charts to measure our height But the charts have units of measurement on the sides,

like a ruler What are these units called? Yes, Betsy? Feet and inches That’s right Yes, Kenji? They also have centimeters and meters Very good, Kenji You’ll find both centimeters and inches on every ruler See? Inches are on one side of the ruler, centimeters are on the other side Oh, yeah! Mine does have both of them Mine, too Everyone’s chart does And we’ll be using both to measure ourselves Now, who wants to go first? I will, Mrs. O’Connor Please? Of course, Betsy Bring your chart with you I was wondering if the rest of me was growing as fast as my feet Stand still for just a moment, Betsy There Did I grow much, Mrs. O’Connor? Let’s see, Betsy You have grown 1 inch or 2 1/2 centimeters Wow! I guess my feet aren’t the only part of me that’s getting bigger Can I go next, Mrs. O’Connor? Okay, Billy Step right up Good job, Betsy Well, my body did all of the work I was wondering how much work my body’s been doing Let’s see According to the chart, you haven’t grown since we last measured None? Not an inch or a centimeter or even a teeny-weeny bit? Sometimes that happens Everyone’s body is different Yeah, but mine didn’t grow any last time, either I wish my body were more like everyone else’s Your bodies have been very busy, class You’ve grown a total of 30 1/2 centimeters That equals 12 inches, and 12 inches equals 1 foot Neither one of my feet is 12 inches long It’s not the same thing A measuring foot, like on a ruler, is always 12 inches long Oh It’s okay, Billy I mean, I only grew an inch this time Well, I didn’t grow any I might be this size for the rest of my life And that’s not any fun Maybe I should’ve been a lizard, Sydney You can stay small, and nobody says anything Here, Billy, this will make you bigger and stronger What is it? It’s boiled spinach I eat for lunch Try some Hey, mmmph Spinach is full of vitamins, and it’s great for your body Here, have some more Mmm! Hmm, I wonder if spinach works for lizards, too No matter how many times Billy measured himself, he still wasn’t growing So he decided to try and make himself look more grown up Hi, Mrs. O’Connor, Mr. Warner What are you doing, Billy? I made myself 4 inches or 10 centimeters taller Oh, Billy, untie those blocks and get down from there before you hurt yourself Don’t worry, Mrs. O’Connor, I’m on top of it

Just barely, heh Do as Mr. O’Connor said, Billy Now, please go put those up Yes, sir Acting taller was just as hard for Billy as growing taller [grunting] Hey, Billy Feeling any better? Not really What are you doing? Stretching [grunting] It’s a good idea to warm your muscles up before you start playing Oh Hey, I’ve got an idea how I can grow faster Let me go get Betsy and Scotty I’m not so sure about this, Billy Why not? Stretching something makes it longer, right? Right So if you guys stretch me, then I’ll get longer Mrs. O’Connor didn’t say anything about that when she talked about growing Maybe she forgot Anyway, it’s worth a try Please? Okay If you really want us to Thanks, guys Okay, go ahead Well? Nothing yet Just– Wait a minute I feel something moving Oh, it’s working! Whoops! Hmm, let’s see 2 inches or 5 centimeters high Perfect [Maria] Look out, Mr. Warner! [all] Whoa! You dropped your ruler, Mr. Warner Thank you, Billy Now just what are you attempting? I was trying to stretch my body so I could be taller Unfortunately, Billy, stretching your body is not really possible You have to wait for it to grow Oh, that could take forever, maybe longer We were lucky that Mr. Warner didn’t get mad when he found out that we were trying to help Billy Let’s face it, Betsy I must be done growing I’m stuck! You’re not stuck You’re body’s just– just taking its time Hey, Billy, let me ask you something Would you say that I’m a big guy? Yes Well, listen to this When I was in kindergarten, I went almost a whole year without growing [gasps] No! Oh, yeah Then one day, my body kicked into gear and, heh, well, the rest is history Really? Really You take care of your body, and your body will take care of the rest I never thought of that I guess I am growing, even if it may not look like it You’ve got that right, Billy Boy Billy was measured the next two weeks and still didn’t grow any But he didn’t give up Then, on the third week I grew about half an inch or 1 whole centimeter! Mrs. O’Connor told us that Billy grew more than anybody else that week Billy couldn’t believe it at first, so Billy measured everyone again Even Sydney, just to make sure Sydney didn’t grow any, but Billy told him not to worry Bodies grow when they’re ready That’s what makes everyone special, even lizards One of the things I really like about kindergarten is that you never know what to expect each day Weekends are fun, but I like school better Have you ever noticed how everything costs money? [bell rings] Pilot to tower, we’re all fueled up and ready to take off Roger Wilco, Dad I just have to pay for the gas, and then we’ll be ready to begin our Saturday afternoon errands I Roger that Over Please keep your seatbelt fastened while the pilot prepares for takeoff

Over and out Please return your seat to its full, upright position, stow all carry-ons, and get ready, because we’re taking off [car starts] Money must be very important, because my mom and dad use it every day But I’m just not really sure I understand how it works Money It’s used for everything, from buying gas for the car to paying for having our laundry cleaned My dad uses money to buy stuff at the hardware store so he can fix things around the house He even uses money to buy food at the supermarket My mom uses money to pay all our house bills Oh, let’s see Water bill, paid Electric bill, paid Phone bill, paid Heating bill, paid [barking] [panting] [barking] Veterinarian’s bill, paid [meow] That’s not very nice, kitty The vet said Gracie has to keep that cone on for another week We’re home Oh, good! I’ll take the dry cleaning upstairs Okay, and Betsy and I will put the groceries away Ugh! I really need something to help keep this hair out of my face Hmm My Mom needs something to keep her hair in place, but what? I was still thinking about my Mom’s hair on Monday, while riding the bus to school [bus driver Bob] Good morning, Molly Good morning, bus driver Bob Molly! What? Your hair looks beautiful! Oh, it’s my new hair clip It really keeps my hair in place Where did you get it? Albright’s department store They’re very exclusive Wow! It cost $1.75 Is that a lot? It would have to be Albright’s is very exclusive Good morning, everyone Good morning, Mrs. O’Connor I thought we’d talk about money today Ooh! Ooh! Can anyone think of some things we use money for? Scott? Toys? That’s right We can buy toys with money Anyone else? Yes, Sarah Tickets, like for a baseball game or a football game or a soccer game or a basketball game [laughing] Yes You can definitely use money to buy tickets Anything else? Um Oh, souvenirs at sporting events, like team jerseys, or a big foam rubber hand that says “We’re number 1!” Okay, anyone else? Billy? Ice cream! [all laughing] [laughing] Yes, Billy We can use money to buy ice cream Anyone else? Yes, Betsy? I think everything costs money Food at the store, gas for the car, everything That’s a very good answer, Betsy Money is traded for goods and services that we all use every day Long, long ago, people traded sea shells or shiny rocks for food or for animal skins that they used for clothing Today, we don’t use shiny rocks or sea shells Today, we use money Yes, Kenji? If our mothers and fathers have to use money to buy everything, where do they get the money? That’s a very good question, Kenji People get money for doing their jobs Yes, Molly? Um, yes, even teachers? Yes, Molly, even teachers Wow! Wow! Wow! [Betsy, narrating] If I wanted to get my mom a hair clip like Molly’s, I was going to have to get a job and earn some money Job, job, job What kind of job could I get to earn some money? Excuse me Are you going to swing, or are you just going to sit there? Huh? Oh, here, Molly You’re always daydreaming I was just thinking of a way to earn some money

Oh, you should do like Mrs. O’Connor said Find something that people need or want and sell it to them But what could I sell? My cousin sold lemonade outside her house for 10 cents a cup Wow! That sounds like a great idea I could open up a lemonade stand Ooh! Can I help, Betsy? I’m a really good helper I can squish the lemons Sure, Billy [giggling] Me, too! Me, too! Count me in Sure, you can all help We’ll meet at my house on Saturday That Saturday, my Dad helped me make lemonade for my stand [doorbell rings] Now, who could that be? I’ll get it Hi, everybody Is everybody ready to get started? Yeah! You bet! Come on in Lemonade! Ice cold lemonade! Made with 100% natural lemons [pouring liquid] [pouring liquid] There’s my mother Let’s go, everybody I really enjoyed helping you today, Betsy Thanks, Kenji Thanks, everybody Remember Albright’s department store They’re very exclusive [giggling] Thanks, Molly So how did the lemonade stand do today? $1.80 Do I have enough? You sure do That means I can buy that hair clip for Mom Dad, will you please take me to the department store? We’ll go tomorrow The next day, my Dad took me to Albright’s department store Good afternoon May I help you? My daughter would like to buy a hair clip, please It’s for my mom Well, we have many to choose from Ooh, that one I think Mom would like that one An excellent choice Would you like that gift wrapped? Gift wrapped? All gift purchases are gift wrapped, free of charge Wow, okay Thank you That will be one dollar and seventy-five cents, please [clerk] That’s four quarters, five dimes, one nickel And 20 pennies I’ll have your present wrapped in just a moment Thank you Hi, Molly Hello, Betsy Guess what I just bought my mom a hair clip Here you are, the perfect hair clip for a woman with long, flowing hair Uh-oh Betsy’s mom has short hair [sighing] Oh, she’ll need a short hair clip What? Is this clip for short hair? That’s perfect She’ll take that one Well, I’ll see you later, Betsy Happy shopping Okay Bye, Molly Hi, Betsy Are you shopping? Uh-huh I just bought my Mom a hair clip Ooh! That’s perfect Buy that one I’ll take this one instead, please Uh, yes, yes, of course Uh, before I wrap this up A short, tan hair clip for a woman

with dark hair, just like yours Right Anything else? No, nothing else Well, I have to go now See you at school on Monday Okay Bye, Maria Fine I’ll have your present wrapped up in just a moment Thank you Hi, Billy Hi, Betsy What are you doing here? I just bought my mom a hair clip Cool beans What does it look like? What does it look like? Excuse me Can you show my friend Billy what my Mom’s hair clip looks like? Hey, it looks just like this one in the display case Why did you unwrap this one? Would you mind rewrapping my mom’s present, please? I’d be delighted [Betsy] Thanks Hope your mom likes her new hair clip See you later, Betsy Bye, Billy Here you are, young lady And I hope your mother enjoys her present Thank you Betsy? Betsy, what are you two doing here? Mom? I was buying Kevin some new clothes, and I thought I saw you two Hmm, think we should tell her? I bought you a present A present? For me? [paper rustling] [squeals] It’s just what I needed Thank you, Betsy [babbling] Uh, excuse me? Would you please throw this wrapping paper away for me? Of course, madam [sighs] By the way, Betsy, what did you use to pay for this clip? Let’s just say that I paid for it with lemonade Seeing my mom smile made making that lemonade well worth it In fact, I think I’ll sell more lemonade and come back and buy my mom another hair clip [Mrs. O’Connor] Visit the Betsy’s Kindergarten Adventures website and see how Betsy’s getting ready for school Play games, color pictures, and meet all of Betsy’s friends at pbskids.org [Betsy] My friends and I love to read You can find all kinds of fun and interesting books to read at your local library Visit the library in your town today to have your own adventures, just like me [giggles] Of course, garbage will have to be taken out by somebody strong [Billy] When someone gives you a responsibility, you should always do your very best [Mrs. O’Connor] How about Billy? All right! I get to take out the garbage! Closed-Captioned By J.R. Media Services, Inc Burbank, CA