I cannot believe this is my 3rd post of the Day!! It’s a MIRACLE!!
I’ve just got back from spending the afternoon with my son’s Kindergarten class! Today was his first day in Senior KG and I’m happy to report that both of us had a blast 😀 This despite the fact that my derriere is aching from sitting hunched in tiny rigid made-for-4-yr-old-butt chairs 😉 and notwithstanding the general brouhaha that occurs in a room full of 15 hyperactive, enthusiastic 5-yr-olds!!
I continue to be impressed with the teachers in the Podar Jumbo Kids Plus IB section. There are three teachers to attend to 15 children – a main teacher and two assistants, without whom I cannot imagine how they would manage to keep order 😛 These children are a handful – curious, impatient, fidgety and unique – each in their own way. Getting them to concentrate on a single activity for 5 minutes at a time is in my opinion worthy of a Nobel prize 😉 The teachers at Podar do so with aplomb and have my utmost respect! Take a Bow Ladies 🙂
It was fascinating to see how far the education system has come since way back when I was a kindergartner myself! The children played, sang songs, modeled clay and watched stories all in the space of 4 hours, during which they also wrote their names on the board, drew objects that started with the first letter of each of their names and counted numbers! The learning is skillfully woven into fun activities so that the children scarcely regard it as a serious study process. Instead they imbibe knowledge true to the little sponges they are, by instinct and osmosis. I was pretty impressed with all the kids and happy to see that my boy – shy as he is in public, can hold his own in the classroom 🙂 It was an eye-opener and a wonderful experience and we Moms would be very happy to do it again some time 😛
I’m looking forward to another rewarding school year 🙂
4 thoughts on “Back to School!”
I used to teach high school science, and managed to have a great time, and attempted to connect with every kiddo (up to 32, though only desks for 28…). Even though I could manage those teens and weave learning and fun, I cannot fathom teaching little ones. Admittedly, they are generally a sweeter group 😉 My hat’s off to any teacher who reaches his/her students!
OMG!! Kudos to you for managing teens!! As for this group being sweeter…I suppose they might be considered less dangerous 😉 although I think the jury’s still out on that one. I say this because as I type, I’ve just emerged battle-bruised from an argument with my 5-yr-old son who will not eat his veggies!!! Aaaaarggggh!!!
In fairness, I never did attempt to feed my students, beyond the occasional treat for cleaning out the lab sinks 😉
Wise decision 😉