Monday, September 12, 2011

Observations from the Teacher on Morning Car Duty

I love morning car duty. 
Seriously I do. 
I love getting kids out of cars and telling them to have a great day. 
I truly would do it every day {I only do it every other week}  
because I think it's a great way to start the day. 

While doing morning duty I have observed a few interesting things.  

  • Lots of kids eat breakfast on the way to school and some people eat VERY interesting things. My favorite thus far was the little girl yesterday morning eating a bag of microwave popcorn. Dude, I like popcorn but....for breakfast?
  • LOTS of kids don't sit in booster seats and LOTS sit in the front seat that really shouldn't be.  As a mom who didn't let her daughter sit in the front seat until she was 13 I know I was a little tad bit lot overprotective but aren't they supposed to be
    in booster seats when they are little?
    Please put them in the back seat!
  • I love hearing the sweet things moms/dads and kids say as they are getting out of the car each morning. I hear lots of "Have a good day!" and "Learn something today!" and "Behave yourself!".  My favorite is a super cute little kindergarten girl whose mom always says "God bless you today!" and the little girl replies
     "God bless you today too mama!".
    So sweet!
  • Many people have SERIOUS trash in their cars. I mean we all have stuff in our car but some people have so much their kiddos can't even get out of the car without knocking trash out. Maybe we need a car hoarders TV show?
  • We get the kids out of the car each morning so the parents can stay in the driver seat and keep the line moving but every once in a while a parent will stop and get out. Tuesday I had a dad stop, get out, walk around the car {which was blocking the others from continuing}, pull out his pocketknife and cut off his daughters hanging fingernail. Random. Seriously random.And noticing these things makes me think....
I wonder what teachers have observed about me while I was dropping Madison off at school? Hmmm..................

7 comments:

  1. i have cleaned out the backseat of my car before going through the line for that very reason!!

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  2. As a fellow car rider duty teacher, I can relate with all your observations! Last week, I a parent pulled up with TWO children in the front passenger seat! Aghhh!!

    Marisa

    iDream.iPlan.iTeach

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  3. I know what you mean about kids riding in the front seat. I see far too many kids riding in the front seat, riding without seat belts (never mind car/booster seats) and I saw one guy driving while an infant was lying across his lap!!

    The trash thing bugs me too. Since some of the people I see are in work vehicles, I can understand why they might have junk/trash in their vehicles. But I saw one person with so much trash in his passenger seat that there's no way he could open the door without it all falling out!

    People are weird.

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  4. I also do car duty, except in the afternoon. It makes me consider how I speak to my own kids when I pick them up. Some parents are so happy to see their children, while others don't miss a beat in their conversation with someone on the cell phone except to yell "get in the car" and drive off before I can get the door shut good. AHHH!! It drives me crazy!

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  6. Love your post about what you see in the mornings! We saw someone eating sushi for breakfast. Maybe they do in the Japanese culture? But... I'm a cereal girl & ... sushi?

    Thank you for helping out at your kids school in the morning! :) I appreciate our helpers & I appreciate you!

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  7. I love it! Everyone on my team hates everything, and I really do love car duty. I've been at my school enough that I know tons of kids getting out of cars, and I love seeing them first thing in the morning!

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