Amanda Hammers

Hello My Name Is...

Amanda Hammers
Head Start Teacher

Amanda

My name is Amanda Hammers, I teach Pre-K at Carthage Primary.

One of my favorite poems:

 

Pre-Kindergarten is the Best

Aurthor: Unknown

 

 

When I am introduced as a teacher, I am usually asked what I teach.  When I say “Pre-Kindergarten”, I generally hear a flat, “OH”

I have never been certain whether this is an expression of pity, sympathy, disgust or perhaps disinterest.  Always I wish I had the time to tell people something like this:

Yes, I teach Pre-Kindergarten!

Where else would I tie so many hair ribbons and belts and daily get to see a style show of pretty dresses and shorts?

Where else would a handsome and very young man put his arms around me and ask, “Do you know that I love you?”

Where else could I walk around the room and have warm hands touch me?

Where else could I have the privilege of wiggling loose teeth and receive a promise that I may pull them when they are loose enough?

Where else could I guide the first letter formations of a chubby little hand that may some day write a book or an important document?

Where else could I forget my own aches and pains because of so many cut fingers, scratched knees, bumped heads, and broken hearts that need care?

Where else would my mind have to stay so young, as with a group whose attention span is so short that I must always keep a “bag of tricks up my sleeve”?

Where else could I feel so close to my maker as I do each year when, because of something I have done, little children learn new skills and learn to read?

 

 

YES, I DO TEACH PRE-KINDERGARTEN, MR. AND MRS. AMERICA, DOCTORS, LAWYERS, ACTORS AND AUTHORS, AND I LOVE IT!