My tips to you are not in any specific order, but are helpful enough to me that I wanted to pass them along!
Tip #4 Take care of yourself, too!
Kindergarten is a big job. It is fun, rewarding, amazing, and so much more. It can also be tiring (in a rewarding way!) There is always more to do. I can tell you now you will never be 100% done with anything because there is ALWAYS more. I could probably live at school if I waited to feel completely finished.
It is important to make time for yourself and take care of yourself as well as your students. Whether you pick a day or more to go home on time, or try to not bring stuff home, or read a book, or go for a walk, etc., it is important to find something for you. Your students will benefit from this as well.
How? Well, if you are exhausted, you will likely not be at your best, even if you feel very well planned out because of all the time you spent in the classroom. Even the best laid plans are not that great when given by an exhausted, overwhelmed teacher – so don’t forget to give yourself a little breather every now and then!
I hope you are gathering up some great Kindergarten tips! Do you have a tip for me? I would love to learn from you!