Mollie's Adventures

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Ages

I think it is very funny when children try and guess your age.

Last week they thought I was about 15, maybe 16.

This week 29, maybe 35….

Oh dear… they are either way low or way high.. 🙂

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Being very into crafting…

I like to find crafts that one day I will be able to do when I have my own classroom.

Here are a few that would be good for the classroom…

http://www.michaels.com/We-Can-Help-Job-Chart/e10406,default,pd.html?start=1&cgid=projects-kidsteachers-classroom-classroomdecor

http://www.michaels.com/Classroom-Pencil-Holder/kn0951,default,pd.html?start=8&cgid=projects-kidsteachers-classroom-classroomdecor

 

 

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Maturity

I find that when working with kids, when they have varying age ranges can be good, where the older kids help the younger ones and the younger ones look up to the older kids. The problem is when you have kids that are young and very immature. At camp we plan games that all of the kids can participate in. But most games are a lot easier for older kids, in games like capture the flag, dodge ball, and many running and throwing games it is hard for the younger ones to keep up. And it is hard for the older ones to have to be held back so much to be fair to the younger ones. Also when the younger ones cheat.

I have talked to the older kids about how they are younger they don’t know as much as you. But still I see it is hard when they just want to play the games and they have to always be careful. For example the younger kids cannot run as fast, but it’s not far to tell the older ones they cannot tag the younger ones as often. Because the younger kids get tagged even a little too hard and they cry.

I am not really sure what else I could be doing that would help.

And for all of these scenarios I know that it is not all kids I have many kids that are younger and are amazing at games. And even older kids that act exactly like they are younger ones.

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Science-y thing to do with kids!

I thought this was pretty cool when I found it.

Magical bubbles!

I was going to try it at the daycare. Well I am not sure how easy it would have been but oh well it would have been great fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCeAfKCC2ng

If you try it let me know how it goes 🙂

I can’t wait to try though

 

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Adding children on Facebook?

I am a camp leader, that is my job right now and before I worked in a daycare, so I am a role model for kids. I know that in the daycare there was an issue when one of the kids tried adding a teacher to Facebook. Now these kids are up to 12 so they are young kids, but Facebook is your own personal thing… but if they want to keep in contact with you once your gone that would be nice for them right? At the daycare we all agreed that adding the kids to Facebook is a bad idea. And it made sense we see those kids almost every day why do they need to be in contact with you when you go home from work… or be able to look at everything you have on Facebook. Now the people that know me know my Facebook is clean. There are no pictures of me doing anything wrong, well because I really don’t do anything like smoking or drinking, that could be bad if younger children saw. But there is the problem with my friends posting pictures of themselves drinking and smoking. It’s difficult because I have younger people of Facebook, like my younger sister and her friends, and I do not want them seeing pictures like that when they are looking at my profile. As well I have been told that when you are hired for a job and they can look at your profile on Facebook. Think about it what if they see a bunch of pictures of people drinking… that won’t look very good, especially if you are trying to get a job as a role model for children. Then where is the line drawn because this is your personal life. I know that because I want to be a teacher when I grow up that I have to be extra careful with what is put on the internet and what my friends put up. I could possibly not get a teaching job if they happen to find my Facebook page and see that a lot of my friends have pictures of themselves drinking and smoking. Now this all could be a trick to scare people, but I don’t really want to take that chance.

This comes to the question what do I do. I have made all my security setting very high so that you almost can see nothing when you are not my friend on Facebook. But is that really enough? And what right do they have to judge me on my friends Facebook pages?

And also I have some teachers from high school as my friends on Facebook. I was worried when I added them that they wouldn’t add me because I really liked them and I would like to stay in contact, and I guess that is different because I am graduated and not still attending the school they teach at. I also made sure not to ask them while I was still at school with them, because I thought that would be weird. But I would love to stay in touch with my teachers. But that also leaves the question, where is that line drawn about adding old teacher on Facebook. Also teacher are with you longer than a camp leader so they even have more of an impact on your life. But what happens in middle school when you have a really great teacher… should you add them on Facebook or is that crossing this invisible line?

But back to the question from before, so I am a camp leader, the kids look up to me. The camps that they are with me last a week, then we both move on. Last week on the last day of camp I had one of the girls come up to me, she was about 12 or 13 and ask me if I had Facebook. What am I suppose to say, she knew I did because we were talking about Facebook from earlier in the week, but  I don’t really know if I want to  have the kids from the camps adding me. Especially if I have no control over what they could come across with my friends. I know nothing that I post on my Facebook would be wrong but I can control what my friends say. So I told her yes I have Facebook but I am busy at the moment I will talk to her in a minute. I guess luckily for me she left early and I was still dealing with something else, so I have this time to reflect on what to do if it happens again. It’s not like I hate these kids and don’t want to ever see them again, in some cases it would be nice to keep in contact with the kids. Maybe I could help them and be a person they can talk to about things, a role model for them, I don’t really know. I have decided that having them on Facebook is not a good idea. But maybe making a separate email account that is just for that, I can give to kids, if it is alright with their parents, so that they feel that they can still be my friend, but it is safe you know?

I am really not sure what do to, I am going to have to talk to my manager and see what she says, but what do you guys think?

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National Dance Day for the States…

But I still danced.

If only I could have gotten to the closest I think it was a six flags location to do the flash mobs they had planned. If any of you have been watching So You Think You Can Dance, they have been talking about Dance Day which took place just last weekend on Saturday the 30th. Anyway there were three routines put online for everyone to learn but I must admit I only wanted to learn the hardest one because it had one of my favourite songs, and I got to learn to shuffle. So even though I am not even nearly close to being the best dancer. I learnt how to shuffle. 🙂

Here is the routine I tried to learn. And hey I tried, and as much as I wish I could say I dance, I really don’t have “swag” AHAHA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s-eH2aJU4w

Try it out, even though dance day is over, its super fun to do.

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