As I reflect on my first year teaching Kindy I am so thankful for the opportunity. What a privilege to be part of a child’s early childhood. To see them grow and learn. To hear some of the lovely things parents have said is so touching.
My Mum said I would make a great “Aunty Marion”. Aunty Marion was my Kindy teacher. In my report card she mentioned that I love to sing. Amazing I am doing this everyday now! Mum’s are usually right 🙂
My Portfolios finished with a lovely interview and simple self portrait this year. It was beautiful to have every child smiling in these pictures. To see their beginning drawings to this final drawing is beautiful. Every child has developed and through them and in turn my teaching has transformed.
I have had some wonderful highs and some very low lows! You expect as an educator to finish with every child you start with. Today I remember the little bouncy girl who loved being in the kitchen and sing. Happy, bright, very creative, loving and beautiful.
She came to Kindy but developed inoperable brain cancer. Words cannot express how this has even been for the family. As a community we have raised money sent some lovely things. What can be enough in this situation?
As a teacher you grow and learn through these tough times. Hold it together for everyone around but this has been very hard. I only pray she knows how much we love her.
I am thankful to see the little ones love Kindy. I feel so blessed to sing with them every morning. To be joyful with them and to do what I was designed and created to do. Life is beautiful when you are doing what you are passionate about.
I finish this year with some new goals next year but so proud of the children and how they have grown!