Friday, July 26, 2013

10 Things I Learned from Teaching

I have linked up for this great linky withMiss Kindergarten. I have been teaching for many years and to narrow it down to just 10 really took some thought! LOL!!

So after much thought, here is my list of 10 things that I have learned from teaching:

1. There is no such thing as having too many school supplies!
   This makes Staples, Walmart and Target very very happy!! But normally not your significant other!!

2. My classroom is never done! I am always finding new things to do, add, change etc. Pinterest in a teacher's best friend!

3. Brain breaks are a teacher's best friend!

4. Do not expect them to remember the rules about the supplies or to  have the same amount of supplies daily! There is such a thing as the crayon burglar... it does not matter how you have your kindergarteners hold onto their crayons, they are missing daily!! Yes, you will have to remind them daily about the rules of glue!!!

5. Always be prepared for their answers. You may not  get what you are looking for the first time you ask a question in Kindergarten. Their quotes and answers are priceless! Always write them down to make you smile later on!!!

6. Going to the bathroom is no longer a need during the school year! Bathroom time is a valuable commodity during the day!

7. Watch what you say because there are always those little ones who take you literally!
8. Always be prepared because if something is going to go wrong it is when administration comes in for a walk through or observation so we always must....
9. Always always make sure the custodians,specialists,  secretaries, cafeteria workers and the nurses are your best friend!!!! You never know when you are going to need them! Especially in Kindergarten on days we use glitter!

10. Being a teacher is the most amazing and rewarding profession one could ever have. There is no place else on Earth where you get continuous hugs, complements daily and touch the lives of our most important commodity on Earth: Children!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is a video that I thought was amazing!


  1. Love your post - think your list is wonderfully thought out and very true! And the video is amazing, I agree.

    Sprinkles For the Teacher

  2. Crayon burglar! I love it! Brain Breaks are my best friend, too. I feel like they make transitions so much easier.


  3. Tried to send you an email but I guess I do not know it. Can you send it to me please? It is about the teacher boxes.

    Lessons With Coffee

  4. The Crayon Burglar also steals pencils....just thought you'd want to know! Love your ten things!