- Kids are always tired the day after a holiday because of the unusual schedules that accompany family holiday events...therefore...they will be grumpier than a normal Monday.
- The day after a thunderstorm the kids are also tired because they didn't sleep well the night before with all the thunder, lightning and candy basket guarding.
- Someone is bound to have a tummy ache the day after and candy filled holiday--Halloween, Valentine's Day, and Easter. It is probably a good idea to avoid vomit inducing activities on the day after a sugar holiday--spinning of any kind should be avoided. Snacks and meals served to preschoolers on during their candy-hangover should be bland on taste and color.
- In order to keep up with the kids it is always a good idea for preschool teachers to keep a steady flow of sugar (and/or caffeine) in their own diet following a holiday...it also helps prevent the inevitable sugar crash especially if said teacher has overindulged in his or her own candy basket.
- If preschool teachers have their own children at home they also did not sleep well because of imported campers in their beds or on their bedroom floor.
- If teachers do not have their own children...rainy Mondays after a sugar buffet typically make it really, really hard to get out of bed which equals tired, sluggish zombie teachers.
- Sometimes preschoolers "forget" about rules over a regular weekend...expect this slip of memory times four after a holiday weekend...the kids have been indulged by many people and who could blame them for trying to keep it going at preschool?
Monday, April 25, 2011
Rainy Day + Leftover Easter Candy = Tired Preschool Teachers
Everyday I pass by a book on my file cabinet at work titled "Never, Ever Serve Sugary Snack on a Rainy Day" by Shirley Raines (love how her last name fits the book title and I love the messages in the book). Anyways...it is the day after Easter and we have been dealing with a crazy amount of rain here in the Midwest...so what should preschool teachers expect on a stormy Monday after Easter?