Batman Returns

You may not expect it, but as a kindergarten teacher – you have to be VERY aware of what you wear, on a daily basis. If you just slap on clothes, without a second thought…you are asking for trouble! Case in point, today I haphazardly threw on a Batman t-shirt, under an open shirt – without reallyContinue reading “Batman Returns”

Reason to Smile…

A little bit of light at the end of the tunnel…unfortunately the girl who was crying, hasn’t returned this week (so far) http://www.facebook.com/storytimewithjohn

I’M NOT A PAEDOPHILE.

I have a confession to make that may actually surprise a few people…I’m…not…a paedophile. Phew, kinda nice to get that one off my chest! It’s been eating away at me for ages!

Back to Bogies

This is the first of hopefully many new YouTube story videos – it’s a little resolution of mine to branch out, and try a new format…I hope you enjoy it, let me know either way – as it is a big learning process for me!  In this video I’m talking about my new kindergarten class,Continue reading “Back to Bogies”

The Oracles

Re-watched this wonderful video recently… My 23rd year is almost over, and I must say their tarot reading was a little off, their horoscope predictions somewhat skew-whiff! Hmmm…but there’s always next year I suppose… http://www.facebook.com/storytimewithjohn

An 8 Year Old’s America

A student of mine handed me this today – announcing; “This is why I don’t like America.”  We had been discussing holidays, and dream destinations – so this wasn’t exactly part of the lesson plan…but I couldn’t exactly fault him, as he was so well informed for an eight year old…particularly as he is Korean,Continue reading “An 8 Year Old’s America”

Job Hunt

Wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t have to have a job?  And when I say job, I mean the thing you don’t really want, but get up most days to go to, and spend most of your life complaining about – yeah, that thing. I am not referring to dreams, callings, or purposes –Continue reading “Job Hunt”

Smelly Feet

The kids have started doing something really, really weird – okay so weirdness isn’t exactly a shock to me anymore…but you know what I mean! They’ve taken to crouching on all fours, and shoving their nostrils above people’s feet to get a good sniff. Anyone without shoes on is a target for them…I guess it’sContinue reading “Smelly Feet”

Poo is funny.

I think you have to be a certain type of person to be a teacher…you have to be supportive, empathetic, motivated AND motivational – actually I’m sure the list of adjectives could go on forever, but I won’t bore you with that. All I’ll say is that when it comes to teaching kindergarten, there isContinue reading “Poo is funny.”