Thursday, August 10, 2006

Team Kid--Fall 2006 first night

Oh, my. I had forgotten how loud those kids can be. There were nine of them. 4 and 5 year olds. I had 3 helpers last night, and they still wore me out. I had to be a bit more of a drill sargeant than I usually am. I hate yelling over children. I hate yelling, period. But, I had to so they would hear me. How do you get young kids that age to listen? None of our activities took longer than 5 minutes each, but they can't even sit still for that long. I don't know if I'm just not very effective or if it's just the way they are at this age, or if this particular group of kids is just rowdier together. I think I'll watch them as they progress in the church and see if that's the case. I'm curious. Having not been in the child-care industry, I've got a lot of learning to do. I'm hoping that some of our lessons will remain with the kids, and that I'll learn how to be more patient and effective as a teacher. We'll see. Glad it's just once a week :)

Edit: My kid was one of the loudest. Meg kept trying to tell me things and yelled over everyone to do so--"MOOOOMMMMMM!!!"

1 comment:

Magnanimity said...

Man. I don't know. For one, they just never get quiet...keep 'em busy! Hopefully it will settle down for you and they'll learn how to get used to the new room and new people.