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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5,395
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 570,585
Posted By sariejohnston
This is a little late.... but Wednesday I was so...

This is a little late.... but Wednesday I was so Happy It was the last day of the work week because thanksgiving vacation so excited and it was my last day filling in for a teacher who has been out,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,990
Posted By sariejohnston
Turns out I have another week in that...

Turns out I have another week in that classroom... Kinda upset that no one told me until last min but My goal for the last week is to really teach them about kindness, loving one another....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By sariejohnston
I Love this Idea and Will for sure Use this! Now...

I Love this Idea and Will for sure Use this! Now I just need to get my hands on some Sandpaper lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By sariejohnston
I really like the Balloon tip that would be...

I really like the Balloon tip that would be awesome, but my daycare doesn't allow balloons in the classroom.. But I guess we can use imaginary balloons I am sure all these kids have seen a balloon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By sariejohnston
Smile Teaching Kindness in Pre-K

Hello I'm trying to teach my class about kindness, empathy, and respect. My class is full of children that like to call each other horrible names, Hit, kick, scratch each other, pull hair you name...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,990
Posted By sariejohnston
Thanks everyone for the advice! It's a big...

Thanks everyone for the advice! It's a big challenge with this group of kids! One thing I've realized and I'm working on is they all have to learn respect, kindness and Listening Skills that's hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,990
Posted By sariejohnston
we don't have any volunteer work, we accept it...

we don't have any volunteer work, we accept it but we just don't have any and none of are parents want to help us out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,990
Posted By sariejohnston
How many kids are in my room I have 15 when every...

How many kids are in my room I have 15 when every one is there I can have 18 by myself.... At the moment I am by myself. It's a little stressful not only do i have these two kids to deal with but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,990
Posted By sariejohnston
Unhappy Feeling Defeated

It's been a while since I posted in here.... I have a situation in my classroom that I need advice and some Tips! I talked to some co-workers and my director they are at a loss and don't know what to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By sariejohnston
No kidding! I am looking around seeing what is...

No kidding! I am looking around seeing what is available, I am thinking about head start, or continuing my education getting my masters and teaching certification.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By sariejohnston
Thanks, this co worker doesn't have a degree we...

Thanks, this co worker doesn't have a degree we talk often about things and she has only worked at one other day care then this one... She didn't have for cpr first hired she had to take the class...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Posted By sariejohnston
Degrees.

I work for a Christian daycare as a full time preschool teacher, I have a bachelors degree in early childhood education but my job doesn't recognize or pay me anything more for having a degree, in...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 01-25-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,569
Posted By sariejohnston
I love my essential oils, I use young living my...

I love my essential oils, I use young living my favorites include thieves, peace and calming, lavender, peppermint and the citrus oils! ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,959
Posted By sariejohnston
What we do at 2:30 is I get them up from nap...

What we do at 2:30 is I get them up from nap time, put up the cots, take a bathroom break, do art activity, then we got to snack at 3:15 if we have extra time before snack I put music on and have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,959
Posted By sariejohnston
I feel like my class is bored the curriculum we...

I feel like my class is bored the curriculum we use is Boring, it is a Christian themed curriculum I have seen it for older kids and it is so much better but for preschool I don't like it because it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,959
Posted By sariejohnston
Yes it's illegal for the state Of tx, I moved...

Yes it's illegal for the state Of tx, I moved from Missouri where we could only have 15 in our class By ourselves, so it's really overwhelming to have 18 by myself. My co teacher doesn't allow the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,959
Posted By sariejohnston
Unhappy Classroom management

I have 22 four and five year olds in my classroom, luckily in the mornings I have a co-teacher we split the kids up so I have 12 of the 22 we go out to play outside or Ina different classroom while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,386
Posted By sariejohnston
Exclamation You are right they are kids, they don't have i...

You are right they are kids, they don't have i plus control but at the same time when parents allow their child to misbehave without consequences they will treat other adults the same way! I love all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,386
Posted By sariejohnston
I totally agree I work for a Christian day care,...

I totally agree I work for a Christian day care, you would think these children would come from homes that teaches them good manners and morals! No I have 19 four year olds. Me and my co-teacher are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,520
Posted By sariejohnston
Thank you so much for the tips! I do not want to...

Thank you so much for the tips! I do not want to give in anymore, I am done with the whining and the fit throwing! I want her to understand that she doesn't always get what she wants and if she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,520
Posted By sariejohnston
she is 4.

she is 4.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,520
Posted By sariejohnston
Exclamation Help! Non-stop Whining

here is a review of my day....
12:00- Walk in to the classroom, The student is crying and throwing a fit, the teacher that was there for morning was taking care of the situation.
1:00- Nap time:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By sariejohnston
awesome idea!

awesome idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By sariejohnston
Smile Center Time

Hello, We do center time in the afternoons the only problem I am noticing the classroom I am working does not have a lot of options, they have big wooden blocks, big cars and little cars, toy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,426
Posted By sariejohnston
Thank you for the feedback! I want to ask her to...

Thank you for the feedback! I want to ask her to mentor me but I am afraid that might be awkward. at the moment I am a part time teacher so I go in the afternoons I am only there four hours a day,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,426
Posted By sariejohnston
Exclamation advice is needed please.

I have been examining myself as a teacher and how my classroom is ran, I have came to realize I am knowledgeable about the topic of early childhood education and early childhood development due to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,000
Posted By sariejohnston
the rule I follow as a professional is no photos...

the rule I follow as a professional is no photos of kids can be posted on the internet what so ever just used for the classroom or for parents that's it. I know at the head start I worked for we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By sariejohnston
I have the same Problem with one little girl in...

I have the same Problem with one little girl in my class she is in everyone's business all the time, she answers for everyone and her voice is naturally so loud she is hard to misplace she is always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,764
Posted By sariejohnston
I have 6 six bulletin boards and according to my...

I have 6 six bulletin boards and according to my daycare policy we have to keep them up to date by month and theme. We have a bulletin board by each door entering in to the classroom where we post...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,885
Posted By sariejohnston
Thanks for all the feedback!

Thanks for all the feedback!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,885
Posted By sariejohnston
Unhappy A Little Overwhelmed!

I have worked in Daycare off and on since 2006 I left working at a daycare in 2012 because there was a lot of issues with that daycare and I was completely burnt out. I then started working as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By sariejohnston
Exclamation Tips and Tricks Dealing with Behavior Issues

I have this child in my class who is extremely Clingy and whiny! you can tell his parents still talk baby talk to him and he is going on five years old! I don't know how to deal with him when he gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,511
Posted By sariejohnston
Red face New Work Environment

I Just moved tx I have been job searching, I have had one job interview so far.. I really want this Job but the work environment I'm a little intimidated by it because its nothing like What I am use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,362
Posted By sariejohnston
I just moved to Texas from Missouri I have been...

I just moved to Texas from Missouri I have been Job searching and I have noticed almost all of the Daycares here are early 6:30am to 6:30pm. Which is odd for me because where I am from the day Cares...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By sariejohnston
Smile Babysitter..

Hello, In the summer I left my job at the daycare and Now i am subbing for a preschool and Today i Just started watching a New born for a family i babysit for. The family is wonderful i love them,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,072
Posted By sariejohnston
I work with the Two year Old class, we do basic...

I work with the Two year Old class, we do basic stuff like going over colors, shapes, letters and counting to 10, and i do crafts with them as much as i can they are a fun age group, but since the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,072
Posted By sariejohnston
Exclamation Naptime

Usually at naptime once all the Kids are a sleep i find sometime to relax myself, but don't sleep since that would be completely unprofessional and irresponsible, so i would keep myself busy at the...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-29-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 847
Posted By sariejohnston
Unhappy I Need Ideas

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could please give me some Ideas, Tips, advice. anything would be so helpful! I work with two year olds i have between 6-7 Kids in my class room. I was wondering what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,187
Posted By sariejohnston
I have the same thing happening in my room of 2...

I have the same thing happening in my room of 2 yr olds. i have at least 3 of them that do it almost everyday. :/ very stressful.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-23-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,092
Posted By sariejohnston
Unhappy I Just Need To Vent Again..

i wont get in to much detail because i don't know i just want to do the right thing... long story short one of the kids in my room got hurt pretty bad from sitting on her knees in the chair and feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,513
Posted By sariejohnston
i love pinterest, it's great! i find all kinds of...

i love pinterest, it's great! i find all kinds of ideas for the Kids at work to do. Heck i even got half my ideas for my wedding back in October from pinterest, i use it for a lot of things.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By sariejohnston
Tgif!

I am So happy that it is Friday!! is anyone with me!? happyface
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-02-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,262
Posted By sariejohnston
Rhyme Rules .. Ideas Please!?

Okay i decided to make a classroom Chart to put in my room... I need some help the only thing i can think of that rhymes is "if you hit you must sit" what can i use for running, biting, sharing toys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,587
Posted By sariejohnston
Well i talk to the mom this morning when she...

Well i talk to the mom this morning when she dropped her kid off, i said i know you are upset about her biting and so am i, and i am trying everything i can think of to prevent it from happening and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,587
Posted By sariejohnston
i will be talking to her Mom tomorrow Morning, i...

i will be talking to her Mom tomorrow Morning, i got to leave again early today so hopefully tomorrow i can talk to her Mom about it! i am actually pretty excited about tomorrow we are doing some fun...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,587
Posted By sariejohnston
:) Thanks for the encouragement! I have a smile...

:) Thanks for the encouragement! I have a smile face chart i use right now for behaviors, Green is Happy, Yellow Kinda sad and Red really Sad. If they keep green up all day they get a Sticker at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By sariejohnston
Yes i do time outs for my class i teach the two...

Yes i do time outs for my class i teach the two year old class, but what i have is i made a smile chart with smiles of green which is smiling, the yellow is slightly frowning and the red is sad. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By sariejohnston
i work in a center and by law we can't open up...

i work in a center and by law we can't open up until 7:30 every morning, so we keep the doors locked up until the time we open so no one can do that, although we have had some parents come early and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,587
Posted By sariejohnston
Unhappy Can I Vent!

Today has been one of those days where i would like to crawl under a rock and cry my eyes out. :(


So yesterday i got to leave early because the numbers were low enough where i didnt have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,672
Posted By sariejohnston
Unhappy that sounds like what i hear all the time a child...

that sounds like what i hear all the time a child is sick in my daycare... its so annoying and frustrating.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,782
Posted By sariejohnston
i know the feeling.. i call my self a teacher...

i know the feeling.. i call my self a teacher because that's what i do i teach them.. sure i watch kids until their parents are able too but for the most part i teach them! That's what God called me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,261
Posted By sariejohnston
Its frustrating when parents lie and i can tell...

Its frustrating when parents lie and i can tell they are lying to me about their kids not being sick.. I am always Sick! i think this school year i have been out sick or to the hospital at least 12...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,021
Posted By sariejohnston
i have a few parents in the daycare i work, that...

i have a few parents in the daycare i work, that have done this... one is did it today and last week with her two kids. she acted like nothings is wrong with them but when she dropped them off i can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,895
Posted By sariejohnston
My Job right now is pretty stressful i love...

My Job right now is pretty stressful i love working with Kids and teaching them, i work with 2 year olds they are a fun group, but this years class is a little more stressful i have a mixture of kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,310
Posted By sariejohnston
Thumbs up I really needed to hear a lot of this advice, i...

I really needed to hear a lot of this advice, i know i have 6 two year old kids sometimes 7 depending on the day, but they are always making a huge mess during "Free play" i can't stand it, i hate...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-30-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 186,100
Posted By sariejohnston
I can relate i have a child in my class who is 2...

I can relate i have a child in my class who is 2 years old they bite all the time, there are times they do so good not biting for weeks and its out of the blue they start biting again, just last week...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-30-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,551
Posted By sariejohnston
Biting .... I Need Advice!

i have a kid in my class that has a terrible time with biting, there are times where she goes for weeks where she doesn't bite at all, then its like she relapse and is back to biting, last week in...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-29-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By sariejohnston
Hello Everyone

So i am new here, i work at a church based daycare in the two year old room for the most part i enjoy my job a lot! i love coming up with ideas for the kiddos to do and i am always looking for new...
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