Monday, August 23, 2010

checking myself into the preschool hospital


Preschool Teacher Tip #43

If you find yourself in need of a bit of a rest at the end of a long week, check yourself into the preschool hospital. 

This is the perfectly legitimate excuse for a good lie down.


Here I am having my blood pressure taken.  

Apparently I have no blood left which can't be good.  


The very efficient hospital staff then made sure I had a 'vomit bowl' handy, and checked me for ticks.


Both my legs were broken in an unfortunate swing-related accident.  One leg was bandaged but the other needed to be cut off with a variety of tools from the block corner.

Children’s minds are amazing when at work, especially those minds that don’t know the “right way to play.” 

Those children find paths to discovery and understanding, marching to the beat of their own drummers, actively experimenting with the social and emotional roles of life and along the way they open the door to independence, self-confidence and unlimited potential.

11 comments:

  1. They had a hospital set up last term at the Kinder my girl goes to (now they have a sushi restaurant, but it doesn't sell sushi it has noodles, or so I have been told!) and the kids operated the on the staff. One girl told one staff member her operation would cost $700 but if she had medicare it would be $7! LOL

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  2. They had a hospital set up last term at the Kinder my girl goes to (now they have a sushi restaurant, but it doesn't sell sushi it has noodles, or so I have been told!) and the kids operated the on the staff. One girl told one staff member her operation would cost $700 but if she had medicare it would be $7! LOL

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  3. Looks like fun in the hospital!
    Love the saw for the leg:)

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  4. You can learn so much about kids through dramatic play. You are so right about the insight we can gain and the way kids can explore roles and the world around them.

    But I don't know about that saw in the hospital!

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  5. I love, love, love to visit the preschool hospital! I've had some interesting visits lately, as I have a larger than life baby bump. The children are no longer interested in my health, just the "baby pickly" (as we name him in class). :)

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  6. Aaah, thanks for the reminder of those sweet days when I was my daughter's patient. Nothing made her happier than when I would let her doctor me. I always required a few m&m pills...and so did the doctor. Love your photos.

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  7. Ah the kinder hospital - our's is set up at present and the hospital staff are always dealing with crises and emergencies...and the child who really does go to hospital a lot, with leukaemia, can be the doctor for other people instead...

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  8. Boy Jenny, I hope you're on the mend soon ; )

    What precious little souls you have at Kindy. My Doctor M also loves to poke and prod me. I'm hoping one special Aunty gives her a Dr's kit for her birthday.

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  9. Gees Jenny I hope you're not contagious! ... Sherry and I are coming to visit soon .. woohoo!
    Donna :) :)

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  10. I do this daily so my daughter can give me a check-up. She loves playing doctor and I LOVE the few moments of just lying there!

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  11. This post cracked me up! Thanks for the good laugh.

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