Rowdy in first grade caught my attention this morning... not only because my students have been rowdy in anticipation for spring break, but also because the title of her linky party:
Ten Things I've Learned From Teaching so here goes!
1. Daily 5 is capital A - mazing! It allows me to reallyyyy know my students holistically in their language arts. If you haven't read up on this... do it... asap... seriously...
2. I don't have to teach for 10 years to be considered a great teacher.
3. Students will tell you things that break your heart and for the most part you can only do so much :(
4. Parents: your kids are going to tell us those embarrassing things that you told them not to tell us... oh yeah and they'll tell us you said not to tell us hahahaha
5. It is possible to teach kindergarten, get to work at 6:40am every day, and not drink ANY caffeine! I do it everyday ya'll and I sleep like a baby.
6. My math rotation setup is won-der-ful! I see two groups a day of only 4 kids each, my TA sees the other 2 groups on the same day, then the next day we switch groups. When they aren't with us they are in math independent game choices, which is awesome because all those games you created don't just get put away a week later but instead they can stay out for weeks and weeks! LOVE! I have a planning sheet if your interested.
7. If you don't teach/tell/model exactly how you want a 5 year old to do something, they'll invent veryyyyyy creative ways to do it.
8. I don't always have to buy something, I can make it!
9. Blogging resources makes me feel good!
10. GoodWill, Ikea, and Dollar Tree = teacher gold
Head over to Rowdy in First to Link up ya'll to tell us your teacher top 10!