Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mommy Preschool



For the last 5 weeks, Cloey has been going to preschool, or as the kids like to call it "Mommy Preschool". She seriously LOVES it!! I think the only thing she doesn't like about it is the fact that it isn't everyday. My friend, Celeste, started a joy school with me and 5 other moms who also have 4 year olds. We rotate teaching every 5 weeks and we have it every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-12:30. I started my teaching rotation today. It was so much fun!!! I could hardly sleep last night because I just couldn't stop thinking about how I was going to do everything. Although there were a couple of little things that I will do differently on Tuesday, it turned out great. Today and next week, I am teaching about the five senses. Today I gave them a taste testing with some random foods. I put them all in cups and then put tin foil over the top so they wouldn't know what it was I was feeding them. Then they would glue the color of square that matched the food on their chart to graph which foods they loved, liked, or did not like. It was hilarious to see some of their reactions to cottage cheese. Anyways, I could go on and on about it. I am so excited to teach again on Tuesday. It just makes me realize how much I miss teaching children. I love the youth, but there is just something about the look in a child's eyes when they discover something new or get excited about something you do. It's the best.

On another note, I want to wish my mom (in-law) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love her SO MUCH!!!! She truly is one of my best friends!!! Her and my mom are the greatest examples and influences on my life. I couldn't imagine my life without either one of them. Happy 32nd (she is actually 52 but nobody believes it) birthday!!!!

8 comments:

Melissa said...

I did joy school with Morgan and she loved it too. I'll e-mail you the link for the kit, and also, with the aprons from the primary activity, I'm sure your friends could just go to home depot and ask. I think they usually do an activity the first saturday of the month at home depot that's free and the kids get an apron. (I'm not sure if that's only here though)

Jenna said...

How fun! What a good idea! I love the senses/graphing lesson!

Sherrie said...

How you found time to blog after teaching is amazing to me. I loved Cloey's skirt it is so...um... Cloey, fancy and everything!

Thanks for the happy birthday from the one who feels the same about you (except the part about looking 31, it will be years and years before we can say that about you).
Love Mom by the beach

Sherrie said...

ps I hate to add one more year but if the truth is to be told, I am 52.

Carrie said...

I bet the kids had a ball with you! You are such a great teacher and you always make those you teach feel like they are the most important person in the world! I am so glad you are having so much fun with it. I love the picture of Cloey too! She has changed so much in the months since you have moved. We are getting ready to move in just a couple of weeks!!!

MommyJ said...

How fun! And such a great idea!

Mandy said...

Joy school sounds awesome. I wish we were all still near each other and I'd totally join in! I know what you mean about little ones. That's why I chose elementary ed, because my freshman year I was music ed and I had to observe and work with middle school and high school, and it was totally pale in comparison to elementary aged kids. They LOVE to be taught! Enjoy!

Mandy said...

Oh, and thanks for your sweet, encouraging comments on my post! Friends like you help me believe in myself. :)

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