Friday, January 16, 2009

What the....?

It's even colder today than yesterday. My widget currently says
-14 at 9:35 am. Today 11 of the babies showed up, although they are not all the same ones as yesterday. I don't get it. Why did these parents make their children go out into this horrific weather? Just to be rid of them for 6 hours? In the interest of "keeping it real," I gotta tell ya, I'm a little annoyed. I was hoping for an almost empty classroom. I know, I'm terrible. It's the whole babysitting thing that annoys me. I would much prefer to actually be teaching my entire class, instead of letting these little rugrats simply "be" here. Does that make any kind of sense?

About half the babies are watching TV again, and half are doing center. Just so you don't think I'm a total loser, let me just tell you that the babies that are watching TV are watching one of many DVDs I have from Scholastic Books. They feature very well-known children's books that have been animated. Their favorite one to watch features Chicka Chicka Boom Boom which is their favorite book of all time. I have it on tape, CD and DVD. (I even have a blow-up palm tree that I got from Oriental Trading that we use to sing/read the book.) They would watch it 100 times in a row if I let them! Right now they're watching How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? So, I feel a tiny bit better knowing that they are at least being exposed to quality children's literature. (Ok, am I the only buying this?)


Busy Bee Suz said...

Some of those kids are better off w/ you than at home. right? the parents may not give them the attention that you do....take care, stay warm.

Christine said...

You are doing a good job here so do not even question yourself.

I agree with Suz, I am sure they are better off with you.

Big hugs.

jlo said...

Well, no you can't waste a lesson on 11 kids. You are going to have to do it again later to the whole class anyway, right? The poor babies. Were they at least dressed properly? What is properly for that kind of weather anyway?

Christina Shaver said...

Girlfriend, I sit my kid in front of the Cars movie and consider it educational! Scholastic Books DVDs? I would say those would be Harvard in comparison.