Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness Week 2016 is Feb. 14-20.
We will be doing some Kindness Projects. Please keep a look out of notes being sent home.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

One step at a time

I guess the first step in creating a blog, is to post something on it. I've been reading blogs for a little over a month now, but I still find writer's block when it come to writing my own. Ideas pop into my head but the organization of words to express them is harder to do.

So, you should probably know a little about me and what drives me to early childhood education. My first interest in Early Childhood began when I was 9 yrs. old and my twin sisters were born. Since I was the baby of the family up until this point I had no experience with babies. There was so much I had no clue about. Looking back I see just how sheltered a life I had been living. As my sisters got older and more fun to play, I discovered the child care project in 4-H. I couldn't wait to start. I read the project book from cover to cover and back again. I was hooked! It was the perfect way for me to be more grown up but not to have to give up the fun of childhood.

I ventured from caring for my own sisters to neighbors and other families in town (we lived on a farm). Throughout high school I babysat (EWW! I really hate that word but that's a whole other post!)more than I went out with friends. It was not uncommon to babysit (there's that word again!) for one family Friday nite, another family Saturday during the day, another family Saturday nite, and yet another on Sunday afternoon or evening. My summers were often filled with regular daytime jobs in addition to the evening and weekend ones.

I loved to plan activities and I knew this was the field for me. My parents urged me. however, to pursue not Early Childhood but Elementary Education in college. (There's more money in it.) After teaching elementary school for 4 years I knew it wasn't my niche. Early Child was calling and I had to answer it call. Like I tell so many people I couldn't work at a bank, or be a waitress or a store clerk. This is what I know. This is what comes natural to me.