My role as a Kindergarten teacher is to integrate young children into the world of learning by teaching them social skills, building self-confidence, basic reading skills, math, solving problems, religion, art and lots more. Kindergarten is the bridge between early childhood care and elementary school. I believe molding little minds, introducing new things is the foundation for their future.
Kindergarten is an introduction to many “first times” in their academic education. In my classroom the students are slowly transitioning from prek work to kindergarten. Then in the middle of the school year they are introduced to what they will be expected to know for first grade. As a teacher I like to encourage my students that they are capable of learning anything. That we learn from our mistakes and keep on trying.
In the classroom we learn from workbooks and from hands-on activities. We learn through group work, independent work and as well as student interaction. The classroom is an important environment for my students and a place where they will feel comfortable to ask and answer questions. To create ideas and to feel proud of themselves.
It is important for me that my students have fun while learning and to treasure the “first times” that will be carried along their education.