NaBloPoMo Post #15: Kindergarten

November 14th, 2009

I haven’t talked about kindergarten in a while.

Here’s the thing. I (heart) my class. They rock. Sure I’ve got one or two that like to try and push my buttons but that’s only about once a day. The rest of the week is smooth sailing. I haven’t figured out what the secret ingredient to this year is yet.

Maybe it’s their personalities. Maybe it’s the new routine I’ve created. Maybe it’s the fact that they have been told by numerous adults in the school that they are the best class. Maybe it’s the fact that I have sixteen – 8 boys, 8 girls. I have don’t know.

All I know is that when I ask them to listen, they do. When I ask them to settle down, they do. When someone needs help, they are helpful. They are respectful. They are responsible. They are funny and silly and try really hard on their work. When we walk in a line, it’s an actual line. They are fiercely protective of one-another. And they love to arm wrestle. When someone can beat me, they get a party. (I may let somebody win next week.) They understand the importance of admitting they were wrong or telling the truth. They know a bad choice makes me upset but lying makes me angry. They are proud of our class library. They are convinced we have more books than the school library. (There’s a good chance we do.) We work together as a community. They love me and I love them.

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