10 Things Your Kindergarten Student Wants You to Know

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This post has been on my heart for sometime. As a teacher who has taught multiple grades, I really do feel that Kindergarten is really its own world. Kindergarten is often inside elementary schools and expected to be just that – elementary. However, Kindergarten students are NOT elementary students yet. In remembering that early learners might need a little extra care and a little extra patience, I came up with 10 things that I believe your Kindergarten student wants you to know!

Early learners need a little extra care and patience, so I came up with 10 things that I believe your Kindergarten student wants you to know!

10 Things Your Kindergarten Student Wants You to Know

Kindergarten is still early childhood, and at the beginning of the year, preschool. I imagine often what my students wish for, want, and need from me as their teacher. In my time with them, if I were to guess, these are the 10 things they would want me or you (the teacher) to know:

1. I am only 5. I might turn 6, but I am still young. Let me be little.

2. I cannot sit down criss-cross or in a chair for very long. Please let me move.

3. I am learning the best I can. I might not be ready to read or write so much yet, but I am trying. Pushing me to go further and further will not help if I am not ready.

4. I need to play. For more than just recess. Please let me play.

5. I miss my parents sometimes. Please comfort me when I do.

6. I don’t always understand why I have to share or follow directions. Please be patient with me while I am learning. I may have not been to any school before now.

7. I am probably giving you the best that I have, even if it may not seem like it.

8. You may be my first school teacher. You are special to me and I look up to you. Please set a good example and care for me in return.

9. I like to sing, run, jump, play, and move. Please let me learn this way sometimes.

10. I am curious about so many things. Let me ask questions, even if I ask them a lot. I am just curious. After all, I am only 5.

I would love to hear if you have anything to add to this list. School is such a special place, and taking the time to learn from our Kindergarten students is sometimes just as important as them learning from us.

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  1. It’s my first time to see “kindergarten student”! Do native speaker usually use “student” with “kindergarten”? Please help to reply soon as you can! We are in debates…
    Thanks very much!

    1. Hi Tam,

      Yes, “kindergarten student” is a term we use often when referring to our kiddos. We also use “kindergartners.” Hope you have a great day! 🙂

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