Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Kindergarten Cop


Update: I am now teaching Kindergarten! Andddd I also have new sympathy for Detective John Kimball...and that dude didn't even have a teaching degree! Props, Ah-nald.

Actually, I have been teaching Kindergarten since November, but it's been kind of a transition so I haven't blogged about it yet.

Remember how I struggled at my tutoring job and resigned to pursue private tutoring? Well, it turns out that one of the parents of a tutoring student had a contact with a small private school in the area looking for a permanent replacement Kindergarten teacher. I went in for an interview, and next thing I know, I am teaching half day Kinder three days a week! The best part is, my new school is very understanding of my commitment to the two full days I teach at the project based charter school, and have organized a plan for the days I am not available. I plan the lessons and activities, and the reading specialist executes them for me.

Teaching Kindergarten has definitely been a huge shift for me. Most of my teaching experience is with second through fourth grade. I am adjusting to the needs of such little learners-- and here are a few of my favorites!

1.  Uncontrollable bodily functions-

2.  ZERO regard for personal space -

3.  Short attention spans-

4.  Trying to figure out what "fair" is-

Sometimes, I get really frustrated, but those little munchkins are just so cute and lovable. By the end of the day, all is forgiven. Ah, the perks of being small and adorable! I truly am excited to be in my new position and gain experience in a different grade level. If any teachers are reading and have tips for teaching Kindergarten--pass 'em along, please!


  1. Sending you a lot of positive vibes! goodluck!

    1. I appreciate it! Thank you so much for reading :)

  2. Whenever you start to get frustrated, just remember that you are enhancing these little munchkins' lives & teaching them things that will make a lifetime impact. :]

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    1. Thanks for the support Carmen! Your blog is great :)


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