I can't believe I actually made it through my first year of teaching Kindergarten. It's amazing that after 14 years of teaching, this was probably the hardest year. It started off with me on maternity leave for six weeks, leaving my poor Kindergartners with a myriad of substitute teachers (because my district wouldn't allow me to choose my own substitute, who would have been there the entire time). Anyway, by the time I came in, it was a bit of a mess, but we figured each other out pretty quickly.
It amazes me how many people (outside of the teaching profession) think that Kindergarten is easy. Although the subject matter is simple, this is the hardest grade to teach. Teaching a child how to hold a pencil properly, and how to follow school rules all while they are crying their eyes out because they need a nap, or their mom, or a snack, is no easy task. I can't wait to take on the next year.
In the meantime, I am going to be trying to fill my summer with photoshoots. :)