A New School Year, A New Student, A New Concern

The beginning of a new school year is in the air.  New supplies.  Renewed energy.  A fresh start.  As a kindergarten teacher, I’m excited to see what this new school year will bring.  And I’m excited to meet my new students.  I spent the weekend learning about my rising kindergarteners through their paperwork.  And my stomach twisted […] Read more…

Helicopter Parents (Caution: Soapbox Alert)

As some of you know, I’ve had a couple of rough weeks at work.  I love my students.  I love teaching.  But I’m slowly learning that a large part of my job includes appeasing the parents.  And what kind of parents do I have to appease? Helicopter parents.   As a teacher, I see all sorts […] Read more…

Project Gratitude Day 57

PROJECT GRATITUDE DAY 57: I am thankful I was able to finish my students’ report cards in only 5 hours.     I’m also thankful for the comment section of the report cards for forcing me to think of at least 2 positive things about each student.  It’s amazing how sandwiching 1 criticism in between 2 compliments can […] Read more…

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