Thursday, December 16, 2010
T is for Tummy Trouble
Six little ones stayed home from school today. So my little group of 17, was down to just 11.
Now you would think a kindergarten teacher would welcome the quiet.
Yes, it was easier to shuffle them all to our holiday concert, and line them up on their little rows on the stage, and yes I had twelve less shoes to tie, and 6 less jackets to zip.
But, the lessons I had planned, now need to wait until tomorrow because I don't want 6 kids to miss too much. So I had to wing it a bit, pull some tricks out of kindergarten sleeve to keep my 11 happy and busy.
We spent the day singing, playing, building and making snowflakes and I threw in an extra story. The mood was lighter, not quite as busy, a little more relaxed and still fun. We really did have a good time with no real schedule to follow. But somehow it just didn't seem right.
The fact of the matter is those six little personalities were missed!
Each one of them has become so important to the dynamic of our classroom.
They all contribute, each in their own little way, and when one of them is noticeably absent it just doesn't feel right.
I hope with plenty of rest and some Mommy and Daddy love, they'll be back in the morning because we just aren't complete without them!