4 days left


I spent most of the morning with a bucket of hot, soapy water washing everything from the doors and window blinds to the cubbies and shelves.  LOTS of work!  But, I think everything is nice and clean for next week and my new class.  Ms. Bennet kept the children out for a good long while and when she brought them in I just worked around them.  Most ignored what I was doing but some watched and talked with me as I cleaned.  I still have a TON of work to get done by Monday – but at least the I made a small dent in all my work today!

On another note, today, just 4 days before the very first day of school, we all finally got our class lists for next year!  For me, that’s cutting it a little close!  Lets see how it all breaks down:

Total # of Children:  21

Number of Boys:  8

Number of Girls:  13

Wow!  Lots of girls – I hope they’re not all drama queens and get along okay!  🙂  I’m not too worried with my list though, I’m familiar with most the children already.  There are a few who I fear aren’t ready for a pre-k class, but the pace will just have to be slower with them and hopefully they will catch up.  I also have 2 children coming into my class who don’t speak English – a brand new experience for me!  To top it off, neither of us know Spanish!  I hope they are quick learners – because I’m not sure what to do about this dilemma…and I’m hoping it will all work out in the end!


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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  1. Each year about 80% of my class are ESL students…of a number of different languages. The children pick up English very fast. My suggestion is ask parents (or someone who speaks Spanish) to write down some key phrases like “it’s ok.” or “Mommy will be back soon.” or “Do you need to use the bathroom?” Good luck!

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