TALES OF GLAMOUR & GLUE: STORIES ONLY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS WOULD UNDERSTAND
Tales of Glitter and Glue...
So, we had parent orientation on Thursday night, all the parents of incoming 2-year-olds sitting in little tiny preschool chairs intently listening to all that their new teachers had to say about carpool, toilet training, and separation anxiety.
Talk about anxiety, out of the corner of one teacher's eye, she sees movement in the back of the room, out of eyesight of the parents. Yes, it was a mouse frolicking among the freshly scrubbed dolls and toys.
Did the teacher scream? No.
Did she run out of the room? No.
Did she keep her cool until everyone left an hour later? Absolutely.
This month's Tales of Glamour and Glue was submitted by Carol Paster, Early Childhood Director at the Iris Family Center for Early Childhood Education in South Orange, NJ. If you would like to share an interesting or funny short anecdote of your own, please submit it to Amy Damast at firstname.lastname@example.org.