Honestly, raise your hand if you like being yelled at. I didn’t really think so, and if you did just raise your hand, I’m legitly glad for you. For the rest of us, it sucks to be yelled at, especially by your boss!
Why was I being yelled at?
Because a parent had a problem with me but didn’t tell me so I couldn’t fix it. She just assumed I would know what was wrong and change my ways, then the NEXT day when it wasn’t “changed” she told my boss, making it sound much more severe than it was.
It started out with her not enjoying that her child didn’t have her hair-bow in when she came to retrieve her. She never once asked me why the hair-bow was gone or where it was. She just assumed I didn’t care or that I had lost it. So the next day when her child didn’t have the other bow in, she cried to my boss saying I was neglecting her child and her and not caring to look for the bow.
I get yelled at for this!
Wanna know why the girl didn’t have her bow? Because she didn’t want it to get dirty, so the little girl has me take it out every day and put it in her cubby. I knew where the bows were, and if the mother had wanted, I would have gladly replaced the bow at the end of the day before she came to collect her child.
Honestly, if you have a problem with a teacher, PLEASE TELL THE TEACHER WHAT’S WRONG! It’s easier to fix the problem if we know about it first. Then, if the teacher is truly ignoring your wishes or is just down-right horrible, you tell their boss. That’s all I want, is to know if you have a problem with me, I will be honest and open with you if you do the same!
This goes out to my director who had to have said this 5 times on friday.
“Why do you have a plastic knife?”
We have utensils for eating, and utensils for playdoh, and utensils for kitchen area, but it becomes scary when you turn around and those plastic knives are being used to pick a crayon out of a chair, or poke bubbles in the sink, or my favorite, cut the toilet in half!
Every year it happens, the time when the potty words hit. My preschoolers learn bad words from either their parents or siblings or just being around older kids.
It’s horrible! They say it just to be funny and to feel cool, because only cool kids say bad words. I try not to give them that much of a reaction, to keep it from spreading, but once it’s hit, it never goes away until they move up.
Someone, please save me! SAVE ME FROM MY POTTY MOUTH, SAILOR TONGUED PRESCHOOLERS!
Anyone with a student, or a child that when you come to pick them up and I skip over to you and tell you about their day and the funny high-light of it. If I do that, assume your child was on my good list, or at least was middle-ground enough that any bad moments weren’t memorable.
Now… that being said.
If I say really happily, “Look, (insert child’s name), Mommy/Daddy/Grandparent is here! Go say hi” or something of that veriation. ASSUME YOUR CHILD WAS ON THE BAD LIST AND DON’T ASK IF TODAY WAS GOOD. If when you see me smile at someone else and avoid talking to you, just take it as a sign that I don’t wanna talk. I love all my students, but parents who don’t recognize the signs of “your child was a pain and I just want to get over it”, are going to be the death of me. I’m avoiding you for a reason!
Think before you ask, unless you really know me. Because, unless you have an incident report or injury report, then your child was just barely tapping at the line of my patience. Just say have a good evening and walk away…. PLEASE!
2 weeks and counting till summer and I’m excited. We get water play, ice-cream, and a guest every two weeks to come into the classrooms and show us exciting things at my center. It’s going to be AWESOME!
First week is 50’s, Elvis, hula-hoop, music, and games here I come!