Managing and teaching in a shelter child center

Archive for March, 2012

Miss Turtle’s treasure box

The leaf lower epidermis of Tilia × europaea T...

The leaf lower epidermis of Tilia × europaea T. cordata . Eglinton, North Ayrshire, Scotland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every day, the toddlers and preschoolers hand me treasures that they find. And although a snail or a leaf may not seem like a treasure, they truly are.  I consider each  to be a gift from the heart and treat them accordingly. I have a box on my desk that contains all the gifts they give me. (with the exception of the life creatures, which get put back into the great outdoors where they need to be.)

Inside the box right now are 16 rocks, 12 twigs,49 buttons, multiple scraps of paper,6 safety pins,and a spool of bright orange thread. There are also numerous leaf rubbings. Leaf rubbings are how we preserve leaves,since they get so soggy or dry and crackly. And even leaves are treasures that deserve to be preserved.

Everyone should treasure the gifts of toddlers. Particularly the toddlers in my center. These kids have absolutely nothing left to give. Yet they hand over their most prized possessions. This is why I proudly display every gift I receive.

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Haven’ t poste…

Haven’ t posted much lately. But that’s only because I’ve been so busy. Lots of good things have been happening to the center. YAY! Trust me, there will be LOTS of posts and updates in the future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Haven’ t poste…

Haven’ t posted much lately. But that’s only because I’ve been so busy. Lots of good things have been happening to the center. YAY! Trust me, there will be LOTS of posts and updates in the future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Always check couch for iguanas!

Seriously! If you are donating a couch to a preschool, please check to make sure that your pet iguana isn’t hiding in it. This is the second time we’ve found an iguana in a donation. Granted its probably not the strangest or most illegal thing I’ve found. But to be fair to the poor iguana, Its not fun coming out of your nice warm nest only to be surrounded by three year olds! And it had to have been freezing;at by least by iguana standards. It is now upstairs with the other iguana we found. My sons are thrilled. But we have reached reptile capacity now. So when you send us donations, please check for iguanas!

English: One of the many tame iguanas in Tulum...

Image via Wikipedia

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