Tomorrow is my last day of school. As of tomorrow, I have officially completed my first year of teaching kindergarten. And oh what an interesting year it's been.
After a year in kindergarten, here are my...
10) 5-year-olds' brains are sponges. They remember anything that is presented in a fun and interesting way and love to repeat it. That can be both good and bad so watch what you say. (Good advice for parents who wonder if their kids repeat things said and done at home. They do.)
9) Not a lot of men work with young children. And when you work in a building full of women, you realize that they can be just as immature as the children they teach.
8) In most cases, it's best if the kids work out their differences on their own without parental intervention.
7) Being a kindergarten teacher is the best excuse to read and reread my favorite children's books.
6) Kids have a lot to say, and a little attention goes a long way.
5) At this age, children possess a natural curiosity. Allow that curiosity to be contagious, and you just might learn something yourself.
4) Hugs are a necessity. Except when there's a lice outbreak.
3) Silliness is a virtue.
2) It's impossible to hide boogers.
1) I'm better at this than I thought I would be.
Do you have any life lessons from this school year?