To teach or not to teach K...

Discussion in 'Kindergarten' started by PreKyay, May 4, 2009.

  1. PreKyay

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    If this needs to be moved to the "Substitute" forum, please do...

    I thought I would ask the opinion of some seasoned K teachers about my troubles in subbing in K. I have not consistently subbed in any kindergarten classes -- probably 4 or 5 times this past semester. I know K is a tough year-- don't get me wrong. There are so many dynamics going on (in any classroom, for that matter) and it's just tough period subbing anywhere. But today was the day from hell! I could not gain control of this class and I tried everything. It seemed there were a handful of kids who could follow procedures and keep their hands off each other. I've had problems in other K classes, but this took the cake. And it's the end of the year!

    Is this normal for K at the end of the year? Am I just a bad sub? Or am I just not cut out for K? Maybe I just need to work on classroom management. I have not had these problems so much in the upper grades...
     
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  3. kteachone

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    It's normal. They have spring fever and just need to be outside away from each other. Keep reinforcing the rules and stay consistent. The year is almost over!
     
  4. AMK

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    My own students were not great today. Once you have your own classroom it is easier b/c you can start from the beginning of the school year. The kids like consistency!
     
  5. janney

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    :hugs:You're not in the Houston area are you? Sounds like you could have been in my class today...they can be a handful.
     
  6. Mrs.Z.

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    K can be tough, but they need constant structure and boundaries. I think the most important thing Kindies learn is HOW to be a student in school. It doesn't have to be wild and difficult, but ti's tough. It takes a special personality and teacher to really manage 5 year olds. What's the saying?


    It's like herding cats. [​IMG]
     
  7. DrivingPigeon

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    I love that herding cats video-my principal showed it in the beginning of the year at a staff meeting! :D

    But, yes, my kids have their days lately, too. They are just very comfortable with one-another and are ready for a break. I take them out for an extra recess whenever we have an extra 15 or 20 minutes. It helpes a lot!
     

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