Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Top 10 Best Things About Teaching Kindergarten

1.  Where else can you go to work and be told that you are beautiful and loved at least 5 times a day?
2.  Whenever you dance, 5 year old think you are cool!
3.  A band-aid or bag of ice solves most ailments.
4.  There are always laughs.....a million a day.....one day last year, a student across the hall walked in to the room one morning and exclaimed, "Okay, who was in my dream last night!!?"
5.  Five year olds still believe they can do anything you believe they can.
6.  It's easy to think you're a comedian when your audience is 5.
7.  The world through the eyes of a 5 year old is an full of wonder and awe.
8.  I doubt many people work with a room full of people who consider it a prize to get to sit by you.   I do!
9.  Children are resilient and forgiving and loving and are peace-makers by nature.
10. I have a great excuse to sing silly songs, read great books and go to recess EVERY day!

I could go on and on.  I work at an awesome school with fabulous parental support, surrounded by loving, dedicated teachers.  I'm blessed to begin another year doing what I love!  Everyone should be so lucky!  Happy new school year to all of the kids and teachers out there who will soon begin a new year of learning!


  1. your list just made me laugh and smile..that was soo funny last year.. "raise your hand if you were in my dream last night." I busted out laughing when I read that. I hope we have a great first day tomorrow..=)

  2. Thanks so much, sweet friend! I was laughing thinking about C saying that, too! So funny! I think we have lots of laughs ahead this year. We always seem to laugh when we get together. I hope you are feeling better and you have an amazing birthday and first day tomorrow!! Love you!

  3. What a great list!!! You do have the best job!!

  4. Thanks, Tara! The beginning is sooo hard...but it gets better quickly!! Day 2 was already better than day 1. :)