Five tips for my preschool teacher

Five tips for my preschool teacher

While I was over in the classroom working on sorting toys and preparing for our first day in preschool, my two little grandsons stopped by and one of them left behind this little note for me. I thought I would take a few minutes to translate the note and share it with you too…

Five tips for my preschool teacher by Teach Preschool

Tip One

Before you tell me that I need to put the lids back on the markers or put the markers back into the lids so they don’t get all dried up and ruined…

Five tips for my preschool teacher by Teach Preschool

Be sure to first tell me how you noticed all the colorful lines and circles that I just took the time to draw…

Five tips for my preschool teacher by Teach Preschool

Tip Two

Before you tell me that playing in the sink is a big no-no and a waste of our soap and water and all those paper towels…

Five tips for my preschool teacher by Teach Preschool

Be sure to first tell me how you noticed that I expertly washed every single animal we had in the classroom and set them neatly on the paper towels to dry…

Five tips for my preschool teacher by Teach Preschool

Tip Three

Before you tell me that pulling on the rubber band too hard is sure to snap my finger….

Five tips for my preschool teacher by Teach Preschool

Be sure to first tell me that you noticed how strong I am to be able to stretch those rubber bands so far and actually still manage to get a few on the board…

Five tips for my preschool teacher by Teach Preschool

Tip Four

Before you tell me that you just sorted all those buttons by color into nice and neat little piles and put them in the box for later…

Five tips for my preschool teacher by Teach Preschool

Be sure to first tell me that you noticed how I was able to use my hands and fingers to reach in and pick up every single button and drop them all neatly into one single jar…

Five tips for my preschool teacher by Teach Preschool

Tip Five

Before you tell me that I shouldn’t dump all the dinosaurs out of the basket and then just leave them on the floor…

Five tips for my preschool teacher by Teach Preschool

Be sure to first tell me that you noticed how thoughtful I was to leave one dinosaur in the basket for my little brother to play with…

Five tips for my preschool teacher by Teach Preschool

End of translation!

I hope my new students are just as excited to come to my classroom as my grandsons were today. I hope they want to explore, examine, and discover the things that I am in the process of preparing for them. But mostly, I hope that I will remember to tell my students all the good and positive things that I notice about what they are doing as we work together to learn about our classroom and build our community.

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23 Comments

  • Stacy @ Share&Remember Posted August 20, 2013 7:03 am

    Sweet! Adorable grandsons you have. 🙂

  • Stephanie Livesey Posted August 20, 2013 7:16 am

    I love it! Really makes you stop and think.

  • Honi Posted August 20, 2013 7:19 am

    I love this. Definitely something to always remember. Thanks for posting! 🙂

  • Diane Posted August 20, 2013 7:23 am

    Said with love, what all preschoolers deserve!
    Have a terrific start to a new year.

  • Scott Posted August 20, 2013 7:30 am

    This is an excellent post, Deborah! This helps me remember to comment on those positive actions and skills, to notice them, before I jump into instructions or admonitions. A great reminder. Thanks.

  • Lori Posted August 20, 2013 7:44 am

    So sweet!

  • Nicolette Roux @ Powerful Mothering Posted August 20, 2013 7:54 am

    That is so cute and makes me think before I tell a certain 3 year old who has gone to turn a tap on .. again.. lol

  • Asia Citro Posted August 20, 2013 10:44 am

    LOVE!!! So, so true.

  • Donna Posted August 20, 2013 1:49 pm

    It’s all about perspective! Thanks for the reminder.

  • Rebekah Posted August 20, 2013 5:22 pm

    Beautiful post. Your grandsons have certainly learned well about the little things that make such a difference in how we approach our eager learners.
    Tell them thanks for the reminder!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 20, 2013 10:56 pm

    I will be sure to let them know:) They always like to have a say in how to teach preschool!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 20, 2013 10:56 pm

    Hi Asia,
    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 20, 2013 10:57 pm

    Keeping perspective is an important part of our job:)

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 20, 2013 10:57 pm

    They just love to play in the sink!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 20, 2013 10:58 pm

    Thank you for stopping by Lori:)

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 20, 2013 10:58 pm

    Thank you Scott! It is so much easier to think about doing it than to actually do it:) I have to constantly practice this skill!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 20, 2013 10:59 pm

    You are welcome Honi! Thanks for stopping by today!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 20, 2013 10:59 pm

    You have a terrific start too!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 20, 2013 11:00 pm

    Thank you Stacy. I have to agree with you:)

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 20, 2013 11:01 pm

    Thank you for stopping by Stephanie!

  • Happy Home Fairy Posted August 21, 2013 10:57 pm

    I loved this. Thank you!

  • Play School Posted August 22, 2013 8:21 am

    I love it…Thanks for posting… 🙂

  • Denise Posted September 1, 2013 1:19 am

    <3

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