Happy Kids = Happy Teacher

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So, no one at work had any kind of Saint Patrick Day book for me to read to my class.  What a bummer.  I’ll have to try to get to the library.  Luckily, the children didn’t remember all the questions they had – so we didn’t talk about it today.  We did talk about wild animals – and boy were they excited!  I also read a book about safari animals that has some neat photographs of African animals.  That got them really excited!

They have been asking to play with our oatmeal table (I made it using an under the bed storage container) for a couple weeks so today I got it out.  I put our plastic safari animals in it for the children to play with as they explored the oatmeal.  They loved it!  I had forgotten how fun this activity can be – so I plan on keeping it out for the rest of the week – maybe longer.  I wish I had space in my room to keep it open all the time – but I don’t.  It was funny because the children kept calling it “sand” even though I kept reminding them it was oatmeal!  Go figure.

I also finished making our jungle today – so I’ll open it tomorrow!  The children are very excited and I am eager to see how they use their imagination!  It looks really good and I got quite a few compliments from the parents about how creative it is and how good it looks.  It’s always nice to be acknowledged by the parents and to know they appreciate what we do.  🙂  All in all, another great day – we had a class full of happy kids which made for a happy teacher…and now it’s on to tomorrow…

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About deepbluetide

I am a pre-kindergarten teacher at a private christian school. I work mornings with 4 year olds (most of whom enter my class in July still being 3 - they're babies!) and then in the afternoon work "daycare" - which is basically my own class combined with 5 year old children. One things for sure - it's never dull! I had no idea growing up I would be teaching pre-k today! It took me totally off guard - but in the end I wouldn't change a thing! I have worked with children whose age range is 6 weeks through 12 years. In the end I have decided that my current age group is my favorite! And in case you were wondering - all names mentioned are changed to protect the identities of those involved. Enjoy!

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