Tag Archives: kindergarten

the kinder nap diaries – so many styles, so little sleep.

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the downward-facing up on the wall and on your head style

(includes the mysterious vanishing sheets technique)

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the get inside of your sheets and try to camouflage yourself in them

while you creep across the floor and think no one will notice style

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the fall asleep by accident in spite of yourself

and all of your best efforts to not to style,

while wrapped up in a sweaty and twisted cocoon

made of your own body and bedding.


“life is something to do when you can’t get to sleep.”

-fran lebowitz

magnets.

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after much trial and error and an ‘aha’ moment,

the kinders figured out what magnets do and found a place to put them.

“a teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.”

~ever garrison

“how many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.” ― coco chanel

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my class was interested in learning about snow

they knew that it:

comes from up there 

falls down to the ground

is cold

tastes like peppermint 

and 

you can make stuff out of it. 

they wanted to learn about snowplows

so we invited our school’s snowplow driver

over for a visit

everyone put on their winter gear 

headed outside 

where he

showed them his truck

put on the lights 

moved the plow up and down

and 

pushed the snow around the circle

then

we invited him into our room

to ask him questions

and learn more about him

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he told the kids

to call him roger

he was very gentle and kind

he has been here for 28 years

this is his last snowplow winter

he answered every single question 

 listened to every single comment about snow

 they asked him what he does

when he’s not plowing

 they were surprised

he lives on 20 acres

has fainting goats, black swans and an aviary of 500 exotic finches

 decorates peoples houses for the holidays

is a father and grandfather 

and

a horticulturist 

who helped to create the children’s garden at our school

he is more than what they saw

when they saw him plowing the snow

now they know him as a person

now they will wave to each other

now they know how he helps our community

now they know how much more there is to his story

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 when he was finished 

and it was time

for him to go back to his work

the children gathered around him and gave him hugs

they know a good person when they meet one.


“i  hope I didn’t bore you too much with my life story.” – elvis presley