Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This wasn't something your employers train you for or something you ever think could happen to you, but IT DID to me. Well, i don't work at a gas station but I couldn't get myself to take a picture of the accident at my work yesterday. This is exactly what the preschool classroom looked like which is connected only by a half wall to my classroom, so we heard and definitely felt everything. As the kids were all crying for their mommies and daddies i was thinking of how much I wanted my husband Charlie to be there with me.
As soon as I heard the crash I ran into their room and yelled at the top of my lungs "everyone, get in my class, HURRY," as the other 2 teachers helped get the kids covered with glass and debris out of their sleeping areas. As soon as everyone was on my side of the classroom the screaming and crying did not stop. I immediately found the kids with blood and scrapes and cleaned them up as the other teachers calmed the children down and began singing to them. It was a tender moment as I saw the teachers hold the little ones in their arms and devote their fullest and deepest LOVE to these children at such a traumatic time. We were very fortunate that no serious injuries occurred and the police and firemen were there within minutes. here's a link that was written in the Orange County Register today http://www.ocregister.com/articles/classroom-driver-kindercare-2107618-one-police
Posted by sip and see at 7:03 PM
Monday, July 28, 2008
Charlie and I headed down to Redlands for the dance festival and we were not expecting the wonderful show it turned out to be. My little sis Katie was one of the head performers (could you expect anything less) that sang and danced the entire time!! They did a great job and it looked like such a great experience for the kids even though I'm sure it was a nightmare for the leaders!!! hahaha, it was good to see old faces and good to be with my family whom I LOVE!!!!!!
Posted by sip and see at 7:38 PM
Thursday, July 10, 2008
this class went through 5 teachers in the last year and i became their 6th. that should tell you a little bit about the conduct, attitudes, and disrespect these kids had towards adults. i was welcomed to a messy classroom, totally disorganized and kids ready to push every button they thought i had. i was tested and rethought having children for a while jk- let's just say it was hard. i stayed after work a couple of days and organized, sanitized and anything adding an -ized the classroom and decided to start fresh. i implemented new discipline, started the curriculum for the summer and started enjoying my job. went from boys choking other boys, yelling, and teasing the 2nd grader who still wears diapers to... getting along and being friends with everyone- things are getting better. my inner child has come out and i've gotten really good at handball and know every disney channel show and star.
i am soooooo HAPPY being their teacher and i love my kids. this is the most rewarding job i've ever had, my efforts have paid off, i've been so blessed and there's nothing to say but my cup runneth over.
Posted by sip and see at 7:10 PM
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
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Saturday, July 5, 2008
There were tons of original, local owned shops that we peeked in such as a doll shop, balboa candy, but our fav was this funky art shop with bright colored unique art in domestic forms.
Next stop: Chevron
Posted by sip and see at 9:26 AM
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
these are some engagement photos of my cousin dane and his fiance korine who are getting married in august. charlie and i just love them and are so happy to be so close to them, and the best thing is that we are all moving to provo this fall! We spent last friday night with them at her boss's mansion in newport beach watching baseball, eating junk food and looking at her beautiful wedding dress!! korine is gorgeous and is just perfect for daners! I hope you all get a chance to meet her.
Posted by sip and see at 12:31 PM