A Day in the Life of Kindergarten

Attempting to teach a group of 3 year olds English has already proved to be one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done, but I know it’ll also be one of the most rewarding in the end. Going from teaching Mathayom (high school) to teaching Kindergarten is definitely a change for me, but after just a little over a week, I’ve fallen in love with so many of these little devils kids. I’m basically their mom for 6 hours a day, trying to teach them English and life skills at the same time:

It’s okay Proud, mommy will be back soon!

Let’s wash our hands!

Clean up time everyone! 

What’s this? Flower! Floowwweerrrr. Good job!

We don’t kick people, Ryuka.

Please don’t stand on the chairs, Pryn!

Inside voices please!

And after a long day I go to bed singing, “Clean up! Clean up! Everybody, everywhere! Clean up! Clean up! Everybody, do your share!” Then proceed to dream about a bunch of 3 year olds hitting each other, crying, throwing things, peeing their pants, etc.

But instead of going into more detail about my day-to-day teaching experience, here’s some pictures that show just what it’s like to teach ESL to snot-monsters little kindergartners. 🙂

Arts and crafts time 

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He's confused

He’s confused

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VOLCANO!

VOLCANO!

Play time!

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Best kid ever.

Best kid ever.

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I’m guessing that’s a wink?

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Library time

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Cuddle time with Teacher Hardus

Cuddle time with Teacher Hardus

LUNCH 😛

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Phat Phat

Phat Phat

…..and the crying begins.

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Pryn washing Proud's face after she cried all morning

Pryn washing Proud’s face after she cried all morning

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He's crying more because I started laughing, oops.

He’s crying more because I started laughing, oops.

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Now me and Pukking are both laughing 🙂

andddd he's still pissed

andddd he’s still pissed

At the end of the day, even though I’m exhausted, I’m having the time of my life. It takes so much energy and patience (which I’m still working on), but by the end of this camp I can already tell it won’t be easy for me to say goodbye to these little faces.

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