Some people have asked me why I chose to name my blog "Kindergarten Hugs". Well, if you teach kindergarten or know 5 and 6 year old children, you know they love their hugs! Sometimes just a simple hug can mean the world to a child or anyone in that matter. Hugs make you feel better when you are down, they make you feel safe, they make you feel important, and they make you feel LOVED!
The other day when I was deciding on a title for my blog, I went through about 4 or 5 "clever" (or so I thought) titles and each of them were already taken. Then, soon after, one of my students who happens to be severely autistic, walked into the classroom with her aide. She doesn't say much in context of a conversation but that day she looked at our classroom aide and raised her hands and said a long drawn out, "HUG", then proceeded to give the aide a huge hug. At that moment, I knew the new title of my blog and I hoped and prayed that it wasn't taken! Kindergarten Hugs was perfect and fitting not only for me and my personality, but also fitting for the young children that we teach daily!
Now go give a hug to someone you love, someone who means the world to you, or someone who just needs a little pick-me-up!
I look forward to embracing all of you and sharing stories, thoughts and ideas!