Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Unconventional Wisdom

Whoa, crazy morning ahead. I left my teaching materials in my classroom last night along with my PHONE, which means someway somehow I've gotta get to the church this morning. And I have to write something up lickety split to be put in the paper today, which means I don't have time to do a full blog post. Instead, I thought I'd share a few things I've been learning this week at VBS. :)

*The wild hair I had to go back to school to finish my teaching degree is completely gone. Not that I'm not enjoying myself thoroughly this week, but I'm wiped after two hours with 11 kids every night. I can't imagine 7 hours with 25 kids. No thanks. I'll keep my two at home. :)

*Kids will do just about anything you ask if you say you're going to video tape them.

*The grass sometimes appears greener, but it rarely ever is. In other words, I thought my bunch was a little rambunctious until I saw the preschool class last night, haha.

*Mischief makers just really want lots of attention - give them a little, and they will quiet down.

*I am not above bribery for good behavior. :)

*Snack time is extremely important. Don't mess with snack time. Don't even joke about it. And definitely don't change the time of snack time.

*Saying thank you really does earn brownie points.

*Seeing my babies after being away from them for over two hours every evening is the most welcoming site in the world! I feel like we've been separated for a week when I see them each night.

*Sleep is underrated.

*Air conditioning is a godsend. Lack of air conditioning causes hairstyles to go willy nilly.

*Children should be sent to the bathroom one at a time. Even if it takes longer. Otherwise, someone WILL get soap in their eyeballs. Ay yi yi.

*Showing the love of Christ is not always easy, but it is always rewarding. :)

And that's it! We're only two nights in and I feel like I could write a manual on this stuff, haha. I've been dreading tonight for a while now...we are going to be down several workers, yet as far as I can tell I'm going to have THE MOST kids ever in my class. We had two new children in our class last night, and several kids who couldn't be there last night will be back again tonight. That means my numbers could increase even more, and that doesn't even include any brand new kiddos who show up this evening! We might just be busting at the seams in our classroom. Pray for me. :)


Cassie said...

ha too funny!! sounds like you needed to get a little pep talk from a kindergarten teacher before this all started. lol. remember, this too shall pass.

and yes, that feeling of being away from your babies ands eeing them in the best. PROBABLY the only reason why stella has stayed overnight somewhere like twice. lol. whoops!

Sarah said...

I vote you finish your teaching degree!! You would move mountains in the education world. Do it! Do it! AFTER your babies are in school, of course :)


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