For the first time, the Day School is continuing for six weeks of summer camp! It is going to be tons of fun. You can find out more about the camp here, it’s not too late to register! Anyone that fits the age range is welcome!
Hello everyone! I’m Clair, one of Good Shepherd’s Ministry Interns, and this is my first blog post! I’m also the assistant teacher for the two’s class at Good Shepherd Day School, and I have absolutely loved becoming part of your community in both of these circles. I’m sure you hear plenty about the Day School, but as I have the privilege of experiencing it firsthand every day I wanted to share a personal look into the day school. Hopefully this post will just give you a glimpse of a day in the life, and hopefully you will be encouraged to know how blessed you are to be connected with such a wonderful ministry.
A day in the life of GSDS is busy. While the kids are only there for the mornings, their time is packed with different activities, crafts, and lessons led by the teachers. The mornings are packed full with lots to do and lots of little bodies with enormous amounts of energy. A lot of you have kids- you understand. Just imagine trying to do hand and footprint painting with 12 four year olds, or trying to have a water day with 7 toddlers in bathing suits AND diapers; trying to have a relatively calm class party for 16 three year olds, or trying to keep 9 two year olds clean and dry during a shaving cream craft.
As an assistant, I have gotten to know the Day School staff and have personally been very blessed by them. I have also been so very blessed by the children. I was never planning on working at a preschool- I’ve worked with kids before in nurseries and out at Camp St. Christopher, but never kids this young and this consistently. I honestly didn’t think I would enjoy it. When I was looking for a job last summer, Father Shay told me about opportunities at Good Shepherd and before I knew it, I was officially the Two’s assistant teacher. And I have loved every minute of it! The Lord has taught me so many things through the sweet little children I’ve gotten to love over the past year. He’s taught me the reality of childlike faith, the pure joy of watching a two year old actually get to know God, the fruit that comes from patience… I’ve learned so much, including that I love two year olds. My time at the Day School has been a blast and I’m so grateful for the experience!
Here more about Clair’s experience in her followup post next week.