It hasn't been a great couple of weeks. On top of everything eles going on I've been panicking about my prac coming up. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to cope with the work load - not only being at a preschool 8 til 3, but also all the assignments, observations and lesson plans I have to do at night. And all the normal everyday life stuff.
Today was my first observation day. And it reminded me again how great God is! I am at a Church preschool, where all the staff are christian. They all get along so well (unfortunately a rarity in early childhood), were so friendly and helpful to me. I felt at home straight away.
The centre has great resources, the areas are set out really well, the place is clean and organised. The staff are so nice to the kids, and treat them with respect and obvious love. They have a great mix of group and individual activies and a nice balance between structured activites and free play.
In a nutshell it is the type of preschool I want to work in once I graduate. I've gone from dreading this prac to looking forward to it. It will still be a lot of work, and I expect to be tired and stressed at times, but it will be a good experience.