Blog Posts - Boo-boos



Doctor's Office

When Little L. was a baby she used to scream and cry the moment we walked into the building. Her baby six-sense must have told her that something painful was coming. It was the really bad kind of cry too, the kind that rips right through your ear dru...
by Tiny Reader on Jul 1, 2014

Farm.

Today was our field trip to a local farm. We’ve been studying farms and this was the culmination of our unit. What a day! 7:00 – Mrs. Douglass arrives and we discuss how the impending doom (i.e. rainstorm) might effect our field trip. We look...
by Look At My Happy Rainbow on Oct 6, 2010

The Fingerpaint Debacle

I should have know better, right from the start. Baby L had been grumpy all morning long. She protested getting her diaper changed, she refused her pieces of french toast, even when I dipped them in yogurt, and she arched her back and tried to escape...
by Tiny Reader on Sep 25, 2010

Smile hunting.

Evelyn has been one of my new friends who have come in with tears from day one. The tears have minimized little by little each day. She started with crying for fifteen to twenty minutes, but gradually, each day she’s knocked off minutes like a sc...
by Look At My Happy Rainbow on Sep 15, 2010

Growth.

Charlie is one of my younger new friends. He’s had a rough few mornings coming in. Yesterday he came in crying and took quite awhile to calm down. His mother drops him off and when she leaves, they’re both upset. I’ve assured her within a h...
by Look At My Happy Rainbow on Sep 10, 2010

Rough.

Today was a rough day. Without getting into the specifics, let’s just say apparently hysterical screaming and crying by one child can cause a domino affect… by lunchtime Mrs. Douglass and I had survived several upset children and become two upse...
by Look At My Happy Rainbow on Sep 9, 2010

Pinch.

During a transition today, I looked down and saw Kevin with a painful look on his face. Harrison was sitting right behind him... Kevin and Harrison are like oil and water – they don’t mix well. “Harrison pinched me!” Kevin reported. “Yea...
by Look At My Happy Rainbow on May 28, 2010

Pirates.

Recently my class has begun singing The Silly Pirate Song. It’s a really fun song about being a pirate… the pirate in the song is interrupted by lots of ocean events (a surfer, a mermaid, an octopus, etc…) We’re moving non-stop for almost fi...
by Look At My Happy Rainbow on May 21, 2010

Punch.

Big field trip... ten parent chaperones all in the classroom as my sprouts line up for our adventure... Mr. Halpern gets everyone quiet so I can give some directions... cue Gavin screaming, "OOOOOwwwww!" Before I can even interject he yells with all...
by Look At My Happy Rainbow on May 20, 2010

Charlie Brown.

At Quiet Time today, Sage sauntered over… he had a rather sad look on his face. This kid can do sad like nobody’s business. “Mr. Halpern, I cut my finger at recess,” he whimpered. I took a peek at the offending injury. I’ve learned quic...
by Look At My Happy Rainbow on May 12, 2010

Shot.

Today I had a doctor’s appointment… because of this rendezvous with my lovely physician, I had to leave school a few minutes early. I informed my class of this tidbit from my personal life only because the last few peanuts would have to wait for...
by Look At My Happy Rainbow on Feb 1, 2010

Bluff.

Kids get hurt all the time. Knees are scraped, fingers are cut, it just happens in a kindergarten classroom. When a child gets hurt, many of them turn immediately to crying. I think the shock of the accident is more frightening than the actual hur...
by Look At My Happy Rainbow on Jan 22, 2010

Medicine.

The first few days back are rough for some kids. There were a few I was particularly worried about… you know the criers. One little girl cried everyday for the first month of school. Don’t get me wrong; it did get better each day as the first...
by Look At My Happy Rainbow on Jan 5, 2010

“I really missed your face.”

Today I returned from being out sick all week (and one snow day yesterday). All in all, things went smoothly. My students were happy to see me and appeared relieved to have the consistency of their regular teacher back. Definitely the best moment...
by Look At My Happy Rainbow on Jan 2, 2010

For Valerie.

When the school secretary came to my room Thursday afternoon I knew it wasn’t a good sign. My school is big and busy and if our secretaries need us, they almost always email or buzz over the intercom. A personal visit isn’t usually in the cards...
by Look At My Happy Rainbow on Jan 2, 2010


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