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.

THANK YOU!