Reflections of a New Kindergarten Teacher


To start, I should be clear that I’m not a new teacher. My 16 year resume in a nutshell: French as a second language, itinerant teacher of the gifted (serving 15 schools in the board), Grade 4/5, seven years in Grade 3, with some 2/3 and 3/4 splits thrown in there, and a great opportunity last year to teach Grade 7/8 writing on rotary.

I am, however, brand-spanking new to kindergarten. And since the biggest question I get these days is, ‘So…how are you liking kindergarten?’ (delivered in the same tone as you would expect for ‘So…how are you liking your prison sentence?’) I thought I’d reflect on it openly here today.