Monthly Archives: October 2012

Rescuing Potato Bugs and Other Life Lessons


Potato bugs are not pretty.  In fact they are pretty scary.  If I was at home I would most likely call for help, but I wasn’t at home, I was in my classroom with 25 4 and 5-year-old children who were very excited about the big “spider” on the carpet.  I had to think fast.  I grabbed the broom and a dust pan and fearlessly swept the alien creature up and escorted it outside.  Whew!

It’s amazing what can be done under pressure.  We rise to the occasion and survive one way or another, like the horrific potato bug, we adapt and make our way through life even if we sometimes end up straying out of our natural environment.  Little lessons sometime spontaneously appear in kindergarten, like all creatures deserve a place here, even if they aren’t attractive, even if they get in “our way.”

I learn lessons too, like I am braver than I think and can handle more than I might want to.


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