Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Thursday, March 7, 2013
If there were an award given to the profession that excelled in the area of 'reuse, reduce, recycle' it would have to go to early childhood educators, don't you think?
After all, we can't walk past a box without collecting it or eat a yoghurt without washing out the container and saving it. Never is a present unwrapped without the paper and ribbon being put carefully to one side.
And when chalk gets down to the tiny nubs that even little fingers can no longer hold, we can't bear to throw it out without coming up with one last use for it!
We discovered that these remnants of chalk were perfect for smashing, grinding and pulverising to bits!
The children tried rocks, rolling pins and mortar and pestles.
What was left was a colourful mix that was dubbed "chalk sand".
The children weren't so much interested in the finished 'chalk sand' as they were in the process of creating it, so it has been poured into a jar for later use. Potions maybe. Who knows?
After all, we couldn't throw it away now could we?
What do you use every last tiny bit of?
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Can you spot the difference?
The first shot is preschool Jenny. The second shot is going to an interview Jenny.
You see, I'm leaving the job I never thought I'd leave and that means looking for a new one.
Which means drying your hair with a hair dryer instead of sticking your wet head half way out the car window on the way to work in a weak attempt to dry it. And frocking up. And mascara.
It also means pre-interview nerves.
This morning in an effort to calm them, I put the call out to on the facebook page for tips to calm and centre yourself before job interviews.
True to form, you came up with the goods.
If you too are doing the job interview thing - or anything that causes those butterflies to flutter - these tips are for you:
How about you? Do you have any interview tips to share?