For most teachers, this is the reality. What too many people hear as "complaining" from teachers is an effort to open up dialogue with the public about the realities of a very challenging profession populated with good-hearted, passionate human beings who want to make a difference in the world.
Teacher Big Book - cute idea! I think I'll have to do this for my class this year. You have to look at her example. It's really great!
Aprons from jeans. Great sewing idea. this was sold on etsy no pattern. - It looks like she just cut open the leg of a pair of jeans, cut it into an apron shape, and edged it in bias tape. The pocket is great. Probably a back pocket removed and placed onto the apron. Fun! (I am soooo doing this!!!)
Fuuny how many people think that being a prek teacher is "so easy" and unimportant...if only they were familiar with brain based research demonstrating just how critical these first years are to estsblishing life long habits in all domains!