Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Tomorrow, I will start my career as a pre-school teacher. I have had plenty of personal experience with four and five year olds, yet no professional experience. I am trying to remember what four and five year olds are like. I am trying to remember what I was like at that age.
At my high school reunion, a classmate pointed out that several of us were in the same pre-school class! That is quite a memory. So, of course, we took a picture.
I don't remember much from that time, but I do remember a healthy obsession with fairy tales, specifically, princesses...Cinderella being my favorite. I had several different versions of the book. I remember liking to play dress-up. I remember I really liked to sing. I remember that I would get in trouble at pre-school and church school for talking a lot. I have been told that I didn't like people with loud voices. I also could not say my Rs. My name was "Sawa". For example, I would pronounce REFRIGERATOR like "Wefwidgawata"...it was like that for a good four years into elementary school.
I am a little nervous that I will not be a natural with this age group. I think the children make it easy to interact with them. Children at this age like it when adults listen, play, sing, and enjoy them. This is my plan.
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