Friday, August 7, 2009

and it begins..

My boss is moving me from the Toddler Program into the Early Preschool Program and I get to be Lead Teacher!!! Yes, it's my classroom.

I have been an assistant in this room before and I have covered the teacher while she was on maternity but I have always been with Toddlers.

The end of the summer is when my boss evaluates how each classroom ran, how much got done, what issues where there to deal with and makes changes in staffing, hours and so on.

I don't have a degree. The Early Preschool teacher now, has an associates so she is moving up to the Preschool Program (4/5 year olds). My room doesn't require a degree but my boss prefers a degree. She explained that I have had many years of Child Development courses and although she COULD hire someone with a degree, they won't have the experience and knowledge that I have. Does this make me glow, yes, do I feel like a poser, yes. Do I care? NOPE.

So, I am going to do a Backyardigans theme. Super excited and yes, when it's done, there will be pics. Okay but that's all the good, fun stuff.

(excuse hubbys messy room)

This is the curriculum for Early Preschool. I have 23 days to learn it, plan it out and get it ready. I don't have to have the entire room planned but I have to have it somewhat organized so I need to learn it in addition to getting my room prepared, run the classroom I work in now and take care of my kids.

However, I am still excited and ready to go! Speaking of which, I have to type up my daily letter for the parents..


Cassie said...

That is such exciting news! Congratulations, you are going to be so awesome at it! :)

Teri said...

Congratulations! Let me know if you need anything! :)

The Lane Family said...

Congrats!! That is so exciting and I love that you are doing a backyardigans theme how cute!! Can't wait to see pictures!!