Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Apple for the Teacher

My 7th grade class learned all about childcare and preschool for the past week.  Yesterday and today were the capstone experience for each class as they had preschool day.  I wasn't sure what to expect with most of the 7th graders bringing a preschooler.  That is A LOT of kids for me to be responsible for!  I was very pleased with how well it went though!  I only had to deal with one 7th grade behavior problem!!!  The 7th graders planned some great lessons and all of the preschoolers loved going to the "big kids school."  It was a great experience for everyone involved.  (And I LOVE preschool--for sure on my top favorite list of classes to teach!)

Anyway, yesterday in preschool, I see one kid hanging out by his dad.  I go over to him thinking I am going to have to pry the preschooler away from his dad and convince him to stay at preschool.  When I notice he is holding an apple.  My first thought is that this kid has a strange attachment (like holds on to an apple instead of a blankie) and then my next thought is the kid must have some medical problem that requires him to eat more often.  So I squat down to his level and am about to inquire what his name is followed by what is going on but the preschooler shoots the first question.  
"Are you the teacher?"
"Yes I am."
"Here this is for you.  An apple for the teacher."
Shock.  Smile!  "Thank you that is so sweet!!"

That preschooler seriously made my day!  It was the cutest thing ever.  And even if preschool had been a bad experience, (which it wasn't) that would have made it all worth it! :)

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