The question is: What do you remember about kindergarten or about the grade in which you teach?
Wow, kindergarten for me was a long time ago. I'm surprised that I still remember it. I attended junior and senior kindergarten in Toronto. It was an open plan school so there were no walls really between the classes. I guess that was the big thing in the 70's. I only remember a few things about those early years.
* I used to say the Lord's Prayer really fast so that I could sit down first.
* There were dividers all over the place sectioning off the school (I guess the teachers didn't think much of the no walls concept)
* According to my mother, I bit someone. I don't know what happened, I don't remember biting anyone. Thankful I don't still bite.
In the summer before grade one we moved out of the city. Grade one was in a new school and the only thing I remember is the teacher throwing my colouring away and making me redo it because I hadn't coloured in the same direction. I guess it was messy.
Boy have times changed. I think now about the things that I do in my classroom. What will my students remember? Have I made their time with me special enough for them to remember? I hope so.
Head on over to Simply Kinder and see what other people remember about their early school years. What do you remember?