Managing and teaching in a shelter child center

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Spidey in training!

I have a kid in the center that has recently started climbing.ot on the normal things though. Not the climbing structure. Not the bookshelves. The doorway!!

Seriously. He gets a really good grip on the door frame and scoots up. Then he somehow manages to wedge himself upside down across the top of the door and hangs on. He actually has the strength to hang there for 10 minutes,too.

I have no clue how he manages that. but I have to admit its impressive. And really, I can’t blame him for wanting to get away from everyone else for a while. I sometimes want that too.


Miss Turtle-Critter wrangler!

Seriously! That’s what seems like I’ve been doing all week. First I spent an hour chasing the rooster from next door. Then, a parent came in with a macaw. Then a dog came in. *sigh*Busy, busy.


Lessons of the day

  1. Miss Turtle’s cell phone doesn’t swim
  2. She will make really strange faces if you take her phone swimming
  3. baby cheetahs purr really loud!!
  4. its a good idea to have a back up cell phone with a plumber on speed dial


Of course :

  • Its down-pouring rain and ALL 312 kids showed up
  • Today ‘s activities have all been cancelled, and the staff are looking at me blankly when I told them to go to plan B. (we always have a plan B and usually a C,D, and E as well.)
  • the kids that aren’t in pj’s are in snow suits
  • The rooster came back
  • so did the possum
  • My office got tossed, and all the important stuff is out of order (to say the least)
  • I can’t walk today, and there are 5 parent meetings scheduled.
  • As soon as I hit the infant room, all the above stopped mattering.
  • of course: (
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