I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on what has been happening since our center re-opened for in-person learing at the beginning of the month.
I may start and end my day on the bus but that’s not the whole story. In-between routes I get to:
- Take classes outside for a walk or to play on the playground
- Help serve lunch/snack
- Supervise naptime
- Provide additional classroom support
- Be the library lady
- Prepare art projects
- Wash & sanitize the cot sheets & used masks
I had not realized how much I missed being with the kiddos. I absolutely love hearing the sounds of children in the building again and seeing the smiles on their faces as they learn new things and make new friends.
There is some exciting news too! I am now driving a brand new bus! Trusty Bus #4 has been retired (aka spare) and replaced by Bus #13.
As bus driver & bus attendant, Yeymi & I are also tasked with utilizing our travel time to enhance the children’s learning. We play games that encourage the kids to count things we see along our route, or find specific colors, numbers or letters. One goal that we have established is for every student to be able to buckle and unbuckle their seat belts. To encourage them to participate, Thursday is “sticker-day”. Every child who buckles themselves for the ride home gets their choice of the stickers from my stash. So far, all but one of the kiddos has learned to buckle themselves in. Next we will work on unbuckling.