10 little kids in a room with one of them being a mere 3 years old??
My religious education class!!
Yes, that’s what you’d call them alright. I went into the first class tonight with a list of 7 names. By the time class started, I had a list of 10 names with all of them squished around one little table. They’re supposed to all be 4 & 5 year olds (PreK to K), but I was given a 3 year old for this class. He’ll be 4 half way through the school year and wants to be with his “big” brother.
All and all, the class was great. They all were well behaved and followed directions. Even my 2 goddaughters were on their best behavior. The little one though, she was my handful. Talk about a child that can’t sit!! Oh and it was so funny when she fell off the chair because she was rocking it. Strictly against the rules!! I just smiled at her and she got up so calm and tried to make sure none of the other kids saw it. I can tell you that she kept all 4 feet of the chair on the floor after that!! I had one boy that was quiet….too quiet. I’m under the impression that mom does everything for him. When I asked his name and age, she spoke for him and I smiled nicely and said that I’d like him to tell me.
I started a new policy this year that parents or qualified adult has to sign the student in and out of class. Last year turned into chaos with older brothers or sisters or cousins picking the little ones up. They’d just go flying out the door and I didn’t like it at all. So I talked to the DRE and she said I most definitely could have the parents sign the kids in and out. Nobody seemed to mind that policy when I said it was for the safety and protection of the kids. I mean really, who could argue that??
Now plans are under way for our annual church carnival. I’ve been responsible for getting the moon walk and dunk tank the past 2 years. My class, Primary I, and Primary II are in charge of running the moon walk. The 2 of us catechists volunteer our time and ask the families of our students to do the same to run the moon walk. Usually, you’re ask to sit and monitor it or 1 to 2 hours. That’s a long time for me in the heat. It’s also the event the kids get totally wild on. It’s all worth it as the religious education program gets half of all the funds raised on our events. The other half goes to the church.
With that, I’m off!! It’s time to get my old butt to bed at a somewhat reasonable time.
Tick tock….tick tock….
Oh, and in case you’re wondering what we studied, it was Creation. The world that God created. What a great topic that is!! Miss K was the most awesome helper tonight too. She read the kids their story and put all their papers in their take-home folders. I think I’ll keep her!!
Tick tock….tick tock….