Sunday, July 21, 2013

10 Things I learned...

 
I am going into my sixth year of teaching, and finally start to feel comfortable because of all the things I have learned along the way.
 
 
1. Kindergarteners need to be kids... make time for the "fun" stuff (crafts, chalk, bubbles, etc..)
 
2. "Multi-tasking" means so much more since I became a teacher. WOW! Half the time we don't even know we are doing it.
 
3. A full moon really does affect the kids. I could always tell when there was a full moon, I had more behavior problems.
 
4. Nothing ever goes as planned, at least I feel that way sometimes. Don't get stressed, go with the flow. It will all work out.
 
5. Teaching is Mentally exhausting. My husband cant figure out why I am so tired when we go back to school. I just need to shut my brain down for a little bit.
 
6. Parents- get to know them well and you will have a great year. Most teachers do not like to give out cell numbers, but I totally do because its easier for me to send a quick text or picture of their child to brighten up their day. Plus they can be so supportive when you create that bond.


7. Students LOVE to tell stories. Sometimes I wonder if they are true or not. I had a student tell me he was riding his four wheeler and that's how he got a scratch. Come to find out he's never rode a four wheeler in his life. Ha, gotta love it!


8. Use what you got. I love Pinterest and TPT, but don't spend all your time printing and creating it will wear you down. Plus it gets expensive.


9. Kindergarten is much more demanding. Inform parents right away of what to expect.


10. Keep a smile on your face, be positive! If  your happy, those around you will be happy (students, co-workers, family).



 

3 comments:

  1. I love your image for #2, it is cracking me up!!! I loved reading your top 10. Can't wait to read more of your post. If you get a chance go and check out my top 10. Thanks for sharing.

    Jamie
    teachingtidbit.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I sure feel like Inspector Gadget most of the days.

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  2. Parents love good news! Your advice about parent contact with happy news or pictures to brighten their day is perfect! I'm a new follower! I hope you'll come visit my blog when you have time!

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Nicole

Steeleteaching.blogspot.com