I've been noticing lately that mine really differs. I'll explain why. There are 3 kindergarten teachers at my school, and currently my students are the highest. I have only 3 students who haven't reached the end-of-year reading level for kindergarten. The other kindergarten teachers keep saying "Oh, but your kids came in higher," which isn't even exactly true. I had a couple of kids who came in reading and 3 that I'm referring to G/T, but the average student in my class didn't know how to read 5 months ago and is now reading at a 1st grade level. So, the lit specialist was telling me that I have a very different philosophy than they do. Their classrooms are more "kindergarten" while I introduce higher-level concepts to my kids, which puts them a little bit ahead. We have completely different teaching styles. I know that there isn't one style that is "right." So, now I'm sort of trying to re-think some things. Do their kids have more fun? Am I too hard on my kids? I think I really need to find a balance for next year!