Ready on Day One

August 17, 2008


Preschool starts back up tomorrow (Monday).  This weekend was spent getting the room in order.  I would have taken some ‘after’ pictures but I left my camera home during one of my trips back-n-forth.  I’m sharing with you a picture from the middle of cleaning my fish tank.  I took out the old filter and threw it away before checking to see if I had another one.  I didn’t.  So, here was the temporary fix.

Hmmmm…. think the kids would have noticed?

Y’know, one of the things they never tell you in college is that  you’ll be doing weird jobs like this.  One of my favorite children’s stories to read at the beginning of the year is “Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten”.  She’s this teacher (who happens to be a dog) who gets up on the first day of school and transforms her classroom from stark to stunning….. right before the children arrive.  I get a big chuckle out how unrealistic it is.  (She does have the help of a parrot, though.  Maybe I should get a parrot…..)

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Ready on Day One”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Look on the bright side… at least you don’t have a dog’s head. (That picture gives me the jibblies! If my kindergarten teacher looked like that, I’d cry a lot.)


  2. Beth Said on:

    YAY for being ready!! Booo for school starting. The thought of the first day of school still turns my stomach. Still. Will that ever change?


  3. Deanne Said on:

    So did you get another filter? What kind of fishies do you have? How do the kids respond if the worst happens, and one of their fishie friends goes to fishie heaven?


  4. Deanne Said on:

    Oh, and I definitely think you need a parrot. At this point, a young parrot would outlive you, most likely!


  5. Peggy Said on:

    I love the homemade filter! You are a GENIUS!!

    And maybe your transforming powers will punch up a notch if you change your name … how about Mrs. Bugbats … Gets Ready for the Rugrats.


  6. Rae Said on:

    I love Ms Bindergarten and her alphabet students. Anna and Gracen like to look at the finished room and decide where they would go play first if it was their classroom.

    If you do become Mrs. Bugbats, please don’t start dressing like Ms Bindergarten and please remember to remove your tags! 🙂


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