Child Development Rubber Duckie
samnlong:

Just finished making cuppycakes for my students for the end of the year luau tomorrow. Tomorrow is my last day with my kids. I am going to let them throw pies in my face and then cry my eyes out…And not because of the pies, either. They have changed my life forever, and I am going to miss them so dearly. The last two years have been so joy-filled, and it is because of those kids. I feel guilty for leaving them and going off to another group of kids somewhere, but it is just time for me to move on. It was supposed to be me teaching them, but in the end, I feel as if I am the one walking away enlightened. They have taught me so much about myself, and I will never ever forget them.

samnlong:

Just finished making cuppycakes for my students for the end of the year luau tomorrow. Tomorrow is my last day with my kids. I am going to let them throw pies in my face and then cry my eyes out…And not because of the pies, either. They have changed my life forever, and I am going to miss them so dearly. The last two years have been so joy-filled, and it is because of those kids. I feel guilty for leaving them and going off to another group of kids somewhere, but it is just time for me to move on. It was supposed to be me teaching them, but in the end, I feel as if I am the one walking away enlightened. They have taught me so much about myself, and I will never ever forget them.

samnlong:

Work somewhere for 2 years, and this is what they do to you on your last day. =p Shortly after this, I lined up my entire class and let them throw water balloons at me. And did I mention the 100 kid group hug? I will miss all the kids and all my coworkers so much. Today has been a very bittersweet day.

samnlong:

Work somewhere for 2 years, and this is what they do to you on your last day. =p Shortly after this, I lined up my entire class and let them throw water balloons at me. And did I mention the 100 kid group hug? I will miss all the kids and all my coworkers so much. Today has been a very bittersweet day.
I know you haven't posted in a while. Come back! I just found you and you're so wonderful! I'm in college for early childhood education right now and I RELATE TO All of these.

It is summer and I’m unemployed…so let’s get the ball rolling again on this blog! Send your submissions! =) 

-Ms. S =)

My Summer Reading

Summer is here and I finally have time to read for pleasure again!

Currently, I’m reading Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered by Maia Szalavitz and Bruce D. Perry, M.D., P.H.D. I would totally recommend this book to any of my followers who are interested in Child Development and Child Psychology. I read The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog, by the same authors, last summer for my intro to Child Psychology class and learned so much about the affects of traumatization on children.

I hope that my followers don’t get too lazy this summer and I encourage you to check out these books and keep your mind growing before you start classes again and/or go back to work with the kiddos! 

- Ms. Samantha =)

P.S.-Please don’t forget that I’m always looking for submissions! 

I'm not an Early Childhood major, I'm Adolescent/Young Adult, but I find that a lot of these still apply to me. I loveeee this blog! Keep up the good work.
Anonymous

THANKS SO MUCH! I’m sorry if this response took a while, I’ve been very busy. Remember, I’m always looking for submissions! =)

-Ms. Samantha =)

Hey, I know this isn't exactly specifically child-development related, but they're both in the childcare field, I know come ECE workers do work at camps, and it has many of the same challenges. Check out our new tumblr? Maybe?

http://fyeahcampcounsellorloon.tumblr.com/

YES! And I will promote you, too! Sorry of this response took a very long time, I am a very busy woman with being with the children and taking classes! 

-Ms. Samantha =)