Thursday, September 4, 2008

School Days....






Well, we started school on Tuesday and I must say I think the girls look so cute and so much older in these pictures! It has been a really different week than we've ever had. Ellie is in the young 3's class and Anna is in the 18-24 mos. class. I am teaching the older 2's class. Ellie has loved it and runs into her room everyday. They are there from 9:30-2:30. Anna has done so good and has the sweetest teacher. I cannot imagine having 6 18mos. old children in one class. Wow! She has taken a nap everyday on the floor with her mat. Ellie has learned a lot already and gets to go to Spanish, Music, and Bible. Anna goes to Music and Bible. I am co-teaching the 2 year old class with my friend LeeAnn. We've had a lot of fun together figuring out how to teach pre-school. The teaching part is easy it is the management part that can get a little interesting. However, today we had all 11 children asleep at the same time on the floor. It just shows me that all children need a nap at this age. I've enjoyed being on a routine and seeing the girls grow apart from each other and me. I am learning all about little boys as I have 5 each day with only one girl. The whole p.t. thing is way different with boys! I am really thankful for this job as it is perfect for me and our stage of life. The only challenging thing is since Anna takes a nap at school she didn't take one today after school so it made for kind of a long afternoon. However, she did on Tuesday so we will see how it goes. I haven't really tried putting Ellie down so that she will go to sleep at 7:30. I do make them have room-time so that they can play by themselves for a little while after school and I can take a little break from toddler world!

4 comments:

Kelly Via said...

Wow Holly!! Do you guys have class 5 days a week, or just 3? I bet Ellie and Anna love their classes!! Taking on a 2 year old class has to be challenging!

Stacey said...

I'm so glad the first week went well. Yay for naps (for Anna and for your class)!

I'm sure this new schedule will be an old hat in no time!

Tasha Via said...

They look sooo cute. I was so thankful for my pre-school job that I had until Areyna was born. I learned SO MUCH about parenting, different age groups, the difference between little boys and little girls and about realistic expectations for young children. I am excited you get to have this opportunity!

Amy H said...

Sounds like it's all going really well - that's great!