Tuesday, July 7, 2015

10 Things I have Learned

It is Tell all Tuesday! I love this post because it is the top 10 things I have learned about being a teacher! Also...

So make sure to check back on Friday for a fun surprise!

Alright, here we go folks!
 10. Moon phases are for real! Seriously, every. single. time. If your day seems weird, just look up at the sky at night. 

9. Your body learns your schedule. It is amazing that your bladder figures out when you have a 10 minute break! However, thank goodness it does because what would we do?!

8. Your to-do list never ends, so its OK to leave as long as the essentials are done. It will all eventually get done and be replaced by new to-dos! 

7. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Kids are just like their parents, and I love it because it always gives extra insight!

6. Eating lunch at a restaurant is a treasure! Don't take it for granted people, there are teachers all over the world eating lunch out of a plastic container. Or worse, eating the school lunch because they forgot their plastic container at home.

5. Kids are incredibly intuitive. I have a found that my kids always know what I am feeling, even if I don't know. They can always sense sadness or happiness, it is so sweet.

4. Learning should be joyful! The best lessons come from a joyful heart. The kids learn better and never forget what is taught from a joyful teacher or friends.

3. Multitasking after 5 o'clock is hard work. Whenever your brain has went in a thousand different directions ALL day...it is almost impossible to multitask at home too! Sometimes my words don't even make sense after 7 o'clock! Haha! 

2. Patience! It is needed and it is IMPORTANT!

1. You will never forget your kids. Each and every one of them make an impact on your heart that will not be forgotten. Each one has impacted me so I hope that I impacted them in some way too!

Have a great week friends! Cheers!


  1. Those blasted full moons! You can definitely count on getting nothing accomplished on those days!!! I love that I am not the only one with a mind that shuts down after 7! I enjoyed reading your top ten and agree with each one!!

  2. Oh my gosh # 3 is so true. It never fails on the days I choose to stay late and get things done something always happens or my brain just isn't in it. I can't wait to see what the surprise is!
    Yee-Haw in Kindergarten

  3. Your list is gold!! It is crazy how your body adapts so quickly to the rare bathroom breaks and missed meals! And the apple falling far from the tree, oh goodness how true it is :) Love your list!!

  4. Kristen, your list is so incredible!! I couldn't agree more with moon phases, I forgot all about them!! I always dread the holidays that happen to fall on the same day as a full moon!!! Especially Halloween!!! I chuckled at your #6!! That is one of things we look forward to most during planning days where there are no students! As soon as we sit down for the 8:00 meeting we're already talking about where to go for lunch!!
    Thank you so much for sharing such great lessons, they are all so right on point!!

    Kindergarten Dragons

  5. Hi Kristen! Your list is so on point! I love your point about how eating lunch out at a restaurant for lunch is a true. So true! I don't even care what I eat for lunch during the summer as long as it's not out of a plastic container! Thanks so much for linking up with us!

    Teach Talk Inspire

  6. Amen on the moon phases! And always having a To Do list! It never ends :) Love your blog, Kristen!