Saturday, March 26, 2011

10 Things I Know About Teaching Linky Party

Jennifer at Rowdy in First Grade is hosting a Linky Party.  Here are things I "think" I know:

  1. I love to sing with my kids.  They tell me I have a beautiful voice (but I don't) 5-6 year olds are the BEST!
  2. You can NEVER have enough glue sticks or sharpened pencils.
  3. My custodian is my savior and the BEST friend to Theordora (my guinea pig).  He brings her treats and talks to her daily.
  4. Nothing controls student behavior better than true engagement.  When my students are engaged, behavior problems disappear.
  5. A related one... when my students are rowdy, it is usually my fault.  I can blame it on the weather, but when I look within my teaching, I usually find the answer.
  6. A Mohawk on a student is usually a sign of things to come... watch out!
  7. If I got paid by the hour, I doubt I would make minimum wage. However, I would do it for free (don't tell my administration this).
  8. A pencil box WILL fall on the floor every 30 minutes or less. 
  9. The naughtiest children are the ones I miss the most at the end of the year.
  10. This is the best job EVER!

3 comments:

  1. How funny! My kids love for me to sing too. I will as long as adults don't walk in. :)
    I agree that this is teh best job ever and yes maam, I have often found that when my studnets are not engaged, problems WILL arise. Great post!

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  2. I'm with you on #5. Ugh. I hate looking back on those days and knowing - for whatever reason, even if it's legit - that I didn't give it my all. But it does push me forward to be better the next day!!

    http://LittleMissGlamourGoesToKindergarten.blogspot.com

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  3. #6 is sooooo true! I always think, "uh oh!" when they come in with a new mohawk.

    Hangin' With Mrs. Cooper

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