Something special was happening today if everyone was
dressed the same.
This is the time where the teacher usually has the
children have quiet reading time, but decided instead for
me to read to them since they were more likely to pay
attention to me since it would have been the second time
I have read to them.
Since the teacher specifically chose this book for me to
read, I assumed it had something to do with what was
going to happen today since the last time I read she just
told me to choose a book to read.
All the other preschool classes were already outside
waiting while the teachers were setting up the tables and
the powder stuff. It seemed like they were waiting on us.
I did participate as well, the teacher gave me a extra
white shirt to wear. Throwing the powder around was
what most children were doing as well as throwing the
Having everyone work to together to clean up, not just
the children, was showing them the responsibility of
cleaning up after yourself.
This is a great way to transition into learning about new
cultures and traditions of people from other countries.
The children make their way into the classroom all
wearing white shirts with some coming in with white
shorts, pants, skirts, or dresses. After the children came
in, they got to play in centers until 8:45. At 8:45, the
teacher told everyone to start cleaning up to get ready for
a.m. snack. Once things were cleaned up, they went to
their table where they are assigned, and the teacher went
to go get the snack. Today they were eating Froot loops
with or without milk depending on which child wanted it.
All the children ate the Froot loops and majority asked for
seconds and thirds. At 8:55, the teacher told everyone to
start cleaning up and throw away their trash and those
who had to use the bathroom, to go use the bathroom
and wash their hands and go sit on the carpet for circle
time. While the children were making their way to the
carpet and sitting down, the teacher came to ask if I
wanted to read them a book while they clean the tables
and chairs and sweep the floor. I agreed and the teacher
gave me the book Festival of Colors. I read the book and
asked some questions to the children, but they were
quieted by the teacher, so I kept reading until I finished.
After the story was finished, the teacher came over and
proceeded to do circle time. Circle time was over around
9:20 and everyone lined up to get ready to go outside. We
walked along the side of wall outside the classroom until
we reached the short, gated fence and waited until the
teacher opened the gate and let the children run
out. Outside, you can see short tables sat out and sensory
tables that had bowls of different colored powders and
squirt bottles and you could hear the Disney music playing
off the speakers. Once our class was released into the
playground area, that is when everyone started tossing,
throwing, and squirting the powder around. There were
clouds of color everywhere, blue, green, pink, red, orange,
yellow, and purple. Everyone was covered in some sort of
color. This went on until 10:45 and that's when everyone
was picking up the balloons and bottles off the ground.
Slowly each class was brought inside to wash their hands
and face and get the powder the best they could out of
their hair. Once everyone was inside and cleaned, the
teacher asked if everyone enjoyed playing and what they
thought about it.