When I taught older grades, if a student was struggling, I could go back to “the basics” and build up from there. In Kindergarten, we kind of are the basics! If you ask me, sometimes the basics can be the hardest of all to teach, because they are the foundation pieces of future learning.My hope is that these thoughts can provide a bit of a glimpse into not just a Kindergarten teacher’s day, but really any teacher’s day!
A version of this op-ed appears in print on August 5, 2012, on Page SR8 of the with the headline: Raising Successful Children. Please verify you&aposre not a robot by clicking the box.
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