Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #1

Ok, I'm going to try something new. The Thursday Thirteen.

This week's offering is 13 things I did while helping at kindergarten today:

1. Got my marching orders from the teacher: I am to be in charge of helping the kids make Green Eggs and Ham.

2. Plug in electric skillet. Notice it won't stay on. Fiddle with plug which seems to help.

3. Get three little girls started cracking their eggs into cups. Give each a small piece of ham to cut up and add to their eggs. Show them how to scramble eggs with a fork. Let them carefully add 1 drop of green food coloring to their eggs. You'd be surprised how much color 1 drop of food coloring makes!

4. Let girls add their egg and ham mixture one at a time to the skillet and show them how to use spatula.

5. Notice eggs are not cooking very efficiently, or at all really. Fiddle with plug again. Skillet is not working so the teacher goes to hopefully find a back-up in the other kindergarten room. Waiting and hoping...Yay! She's successful!

6. Start heating up the new skillet, finish cooking eggs with the girls.

7. Call a new bunch of kids over, repeat steps (excluding the getting a new skillet in the middle of cooking) about 16 more times.

8. Start cleaning up giant eggy mess on tables on counters.

9. Find out that somehow during our cooking chaos, one little girl was missed, so I get everything out one more time, and begin heating the skillet.

10. Help last little girl with her green eggs and ham, and begin cleaning up again.

11. Wash skillets and spatulas in a tiny sink that is approximately 2 feet off the ground--short even by my height-challenged standards.

12. Accompany Nat to lunch where I help kids get ketchup on their trays and refill the ketchup dispenser.

13. Tell all the cuties goodbye, and go home. Strangely, and unfortunately, the smell of burnt eggs is still haunting me. I don't think I'll be in the mood for scrambled eggs, green or otherwise, for a very long time!


Ally said...

You're so awesome. :D

I loved this list! What a good helper you are. ;)

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

You're a great mom. I help out in my first grader's classroom. My fourth grader's teacher doesn't like me (the feeling is mutual), otherwise I'd help there too. I mostly do readings with the kids. I don't love it, but it's important to J that I'm there and it allows me to observe him and ge to know his teacher. I love her!