I have been a preschool lead teacher since September 2010. I work in the Get Set classroom, ages 2-3. Before I was lead teacher I was an assistant in the Preschool 2 class, kiddos ages 3 ½-4, for the first 3 months of working there. When they offered me the job of lead teacher I jumped on it. I didn’t even think twice about it. Although I had never really worked with that age, I thought if I could handle the crazy kiddos I was currently working with, these kids would be a cake walk.
I was just thrown into the classroom. I had never worked with kids who are being potty trained or had to change a diaper in the 3 months before working in this class. It took a month or 2 before I finally got the schedule learned and how to change the kids fast. I didn’t have an assistant at first but they finally had to give me one when they needed to move more kids up into my class. I went from having 8 kids to almost 16 overnight. I went through a couple of assistants before they finally found me a keeper, Jessica. She is awesome. The kids love her more than me some days. We have a few problems kids and some kids that are amazingly smart for 2-3 year olds. Even on the tough days, I love my kids. They are amazing.
I plan on blogging about classroom ideas, events that happen throughout the day and lesson plan ideas I have. Our school has a monthly unit and then each week we can choose an theme that goes with it. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy!