‘Twas the month before Christmas break & all through the center
All the teachers were scurrying & the children a ‘twitter
The artwork was hung on the walls with great care
In hopes that the parents soon would be there
The children were drawing & painting on easels
Dancing, singing using glue and glitter
Then settling down for circle & lunch
Then off to find their cots for a short winter’s rest
While visions of Amazon Wish Lists danced in their heads
Singing about the “Lil one” that rolled out of bed
With Miss Amy in her office & Tilly in her pen
Let the end of the year festivities begin
With Christmas break in all of our sights
The Teachers all elated danced in delight
Because the journals were all dated
The weekly count down was about to start
The days they did pass just like an abacus on an advent calendar
Sometimes slowly & sometimes much faster
With cheers of joy and ruckus laughter
With clay, felt, loose parts, and a few noodles
We finished on our artwork and some very good doodles
With cotton ball snowmen
Pipe cleaner reindeer
One with a red nose
One with a crooked antler
When outside there arose such a clatter
We all sprang from our posts to see what was the matter
Away to the artier windows, we flew
Oh, don’t children forget to put on your shoes
The sun glistening down on the sandbox below
Gave the illusion of a dream-like trance to the objects below
When what to our gazing eyes did appear
What? It’s early! Ate the parents really here!?!
Minivans, SUV’s, and some compact cars
Thank our lucky stars!
The parents! The Parents! ALL OF THEM ~ They are HERE!
Come along children, come along children
Come one and come all
To the top of the sign out sheets, the names began to disappear
On their way out the door, we collected our gear
Hand in hand they crossed the crowded parking lot
Safely into the car seat was each tiny tot
Inside the center, the eerie silence was broken
With a roar & a cheer
Woo Hoo! Woo Hoo!
Christmas break is finally here!
The staff all professional knew exactly what to do
Quickly to work we flew
Brainstorming plans for 2020
Jobs for everyone? Oh, yes, there’s plenty
We rotated materials exchanging this for that
Oh, look! New blocks, a ball, & a bat
Dolls galore & even a new hat
We put out new puppets, new paint, new glitter, new train tracks, different puzzles, new markers, & glue
Oh, Look! We found a lost shoe!
We vacuumed & cleaned up a slew
We sprayed Lysol & bleach & every kind of cleaner
The teachers went to work with the kindest demeanor
As we stood back admiring our good work
Miss Amy so kindly and eloquently spoke
“Next year will be fun & full of surprises.
I can’t wait to see what’s beyond the horizon!
Then with her head just slightly a’ tilt
Miss Amy said “I’m so proud of this community we’ve built.
I’m thankful for each child, each Mom, & each Dad.
Happy Christmas to all & to all a good night”!
So, I got up early this morning and drank a lot of coffee. The caffeine boost inspired me to spin our version of ‘Twas The Month Before Christmas Break from the eyes of a pre-school teacher. I hope everyone gets a least a small chuckle at my festive attempt to be witty. Looking back, I have to say we have had an amazing Autumn.
Thank you so much for your interest and enthusiasm concerning the Steampunk Fall Birthday Party. It certainly was not a cookie-cutter theme. I like to think that’s a reflection of our program here at Miss Amy’s. We are not a one size fits all generic program. It certainly is important to me to treat each child as an individual and with love, kindness, and respect.
With Love ~ Miss Micha