Katie's Buzy Bees
By: Katie Mathis
My field experience will be done at Garrison Pilcher
in Thomasville, Georgia.
Garrison Pilcher accomodates grades K-2
only. The facitlity and staff at Garrison Pilcher are
wonderful. I am honored to be a part of Ms. Lou Bridges' "busy
bees" kindergarten class with Mrs. Doris Lea as her helpful
paraprofessinal. Mrs. Bridges and Mrs. Lea have been working in
the education field for many years.
Our day is full of many activites with the first one
being breakfast in the classroom. This is a new technique used so
that each child has adequate amount of time to eat breakfast and so
they can be assisted with eating. After breakfast we pause
for the morning annoucements that includes saying the Pledge of
Alligence, singing the National Anthem, a moment of silence and
annoucments of birthdays. Then we have a bathroom break and
attend art, music, or P.E. When returning to the classroom, we
review the days of the week, months of the year, numbers, seasons, and
colors just to name a few. A lesson on numbers or letters is done
next that involves worksheets that allows the students to color, cut
and paste. Everything is done is an orderly manner and everyone
listens and follows directions very well.
Being a part of kindergarten is alot of fun.
Each child is full of energy and is unique in his/her own way.
The children are very loving and excited to see me in the
mornings. I enjoy being apart of these children's lives and I
look forward to spending more time with the children throughout the