Sunday, February 7, 2010

Funny Things That Happen To A Preschool Teacher in Early Childhood Education

 

“The door to safety swings on the hinges of common sense.”
~Author Unknown

I tripped at school.
This was cause for great concern for all the preschoolers because I am a stickler for being safe and picking up toys.
The children gathered around me with great concern and produced the culprit.
It was a giant puzzle piece. An inconspicuous looking, fun-foam letter ‘a’.
Sometimes I get to be the object lesson.
The class artist drew a picture of the incident just before I caught myself.
“Um Ms. Barbra…How do you spell, OOph?”
Yeah…that was the sound of a preschool teacher about to take a face plant….without hazard pay.
I am pretty sure they got the expression right, too….

2 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

That is adorable! Who knew that tripping could turn into a spelling lesson and art inspiration?

Barbra Stephens said...

I was touched, too.
The children insisted I sit down, they brought me cool paper towels and cups of water to drink.
Then one of the brought the toy doctor kit.
I really can't complain...The response time was faster than 911.