Monday, July 22, 2013

10 Things...

10 Things I've Learned from Teaching!

Thanks to Miss Kindergarten for hosting this fun linky-party!  I'm tweaking it a bit to share the 10 things I've learned from teaching kindergarten, I'm sure you won't mind.  Here we go...

1.  No matter how patient, kind and gentle you are...  a kindergartener will show you one day that you are not.  Kindergarteners taught me real patience, kindness, gentleness, love and understanding.

2.    It's OK to have a soft, squeaky and child-like voice...  it was meant for kindergarten children!

3.  I can create a song/lyric/dance/ or chant to explain anything. 

4.  Enunciation and expression!

5.  Every child in your class is their parent's WHOLE world.  Always remember how special that is!

6.   Tying shoes is very annoying.  

7.  A kindergartener hears and sees ALL.  They will be the first to notice a haircut, boo-boo, sparkly earrings or a new pen.  If you make a mistake, don't take it too personally if they tell you and then remind you again...  and then bring it up a few days later.

8.   The best feeling- EVER-  falls somewhere between February and March.  You look around and see the children quietly working during literacy centers, or reading independently, taking an Accelerated Reader test , giving directions and helping another student ALL BY THEMSELVES!  It happens every year, so be patient!

9.  Sensitivity!  You learn it quick after seeing the pain in a child's eyes when they realized they were wrong or disappointed the teacher.   

10.  Every year the children that are brought into your life through teaching TEACH you!