Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The children are already getting that glazed look. Sugar. Candy…. In all shapes forms and sizes.
Seems like most schools I have worked at over the years have caved into parents demands or modified their policies for specific occasions.
I’ll do what I am told to do either way as a preschool teacher.
But there are definite consequences to our actions when children are given lots of sugar. I usually type up a personal letter for the families giving a gentle reminder about their intake. Kids may go over friend’s houses, various families houses sampling goodies, a few party invites- vacuuming up holiday cookies and candies…the next thing you know…..They are in trouble for swinging from the rafters and for such unusual behavior.
The rules in the preschool class are the same as any other time.
There seems to be something about festivities and holidays that makes us want to make a shift from our daily routines…all the things we know that are good for us.
I have to remind myself too.
Kids can be sweet without all that sugar.