Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ten Things I've Learned from Teaching

I am joining the linky party from Rowdy in First!  Here are my 10 things:

1.  NO CUPCAKES! My hips and classroom rug thank you!
2.  Snot is a given in Kindergarten.  Be prepared.
3.  A drink can fix many maladies.  (I meant a drink from the water fountain!) :)
4.  Go ahead and screw up!  We (my students and myself) mess up all the time!  We learn from our mistakes!
5.  Keep a table knife in your room. (Too many giant cookies sent in with nothing to cut it with.)  Screwdrivers, hammers and pliers are good to keep handy too.
6.  There are certain names I will never name my children, or allow my kids to name my way-future grandchildren!
7.  Scholastic is my fr-enemy!
8.  There is a glue stick conspiracy by the glue companies!  I swear they only fill half of the little tube and have made it softer so it is used more quickly and I have to buy more!  A conspiracy I tell ya!
9.  We all say it, but that "Lightbulb" moment really is special and awesome.
10.  I am so blessed to do what I get to do every day!!!



Deanna said...

These are things this non-teacher had no idea about! Number 6 cracked me up. So did number 3. I'll drink to that!

Mandy's Memories said...

great list! I a new follower and kindergarten teacher. look forward to reading more from you :)

Mrs.Thompson said...

I have learned #5 well! I still need to buy myself a little toolbox full of all of these things!

Thanks for sharing :)

Mrs. Thompson
Adventures in Teaching

tmarie said...

Thanks Mandy! I am new to this. The other blogs out there are amazing and intimidating! I am learning from them. I don't post as often as some but hopefully you will find something useful some day!

Mrs. Thompson: someone gave me a toolbox full of useful tools and objects years ago. I use it OFTEN! Other teachers come to me if they need something too.

Mom: I really did mean that it helps the STUDENTS if they get a drink! Although....

Mrs. Berg said...

Hahaha....SO true about Scholastic! Between keeping up with their money and comforting those that did not get books, it almost makes it not even worth it.

DualKinderTeacher said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who wouldn't name my child certain names. I'm your newest follower:)

Ms. Lopez said...

Ha!ha! Number 2 made me laugh and cringe at the same time! Good luck with your new blog. I'm now a follower.

sydney said...

amen to number 7!!!

tmarie said...

Ok. I know that some people have hundreds of followers - but to me you first nine are special to me! I am so excited!

jewelzmomof4 said...

I LOVE it!!!! #2 is sooooooo true!! and #3 has many meaning LOL. I agree with you on the names thing... I run into it all the time to and there are just some names I hear that I am thankful our parents named me Julie. I need to make a list of those names for my kids as a reference. LOL