I rebuked teaching kindergarten , here’s why. 

This is my second year teaching kindergarteners and I absolutely love it . Like love it so much I never want to teach another grade level – ever. But that was not always the case . I refused to teach kindergarten , I rebuked it. No forreal , I actually prayed against it. My specific prayers were that the lord did not let anyone offer me a Kindergarten position, only 1st grade and up. God did not listen to me y’all . Every offer made to me was what I specifically prayed against. It’s something about my tone that just screams give me all the tiny babies. Whatever it was I am glad it happened. 

“I never want to teach another grade level – ever.”

So why did I not want to teach kindergarten you ask ? Well there were 2 main reasons . One was completely logical and still makes sense and the other well , I was right about it BUT it did not need to be as much of a determining factor as I was making it. I worked with young children for so many years , even with some of the youngest of the bunch , six weeks old, yep basically fresh out of the womb . I had been with young children under 5 for so long and I wanted a change . I think that was a fair reason and completely logical reason. 

The other reason and my main one for not wanting to teach kindergarten is that I did not want to be an entertainer and newsflash I STILL DON’T.  I knew exactly the type of work it took to grab and keep tiny human’s attention and I’ll be honest , I was not here for it  not even the least bit. For this reason I rebuked teaching kindergarten. Don’t get me wrong , I was open to trying different things , coming up with creative ways to reach my students but I did not want it to involve any type of singing , dancing , goofy silliness , none of that !!! Man,  clearly things did not go as planned , I accepted a Kindergarten position and dived in. Let me tell you I still refused to do all those things and it was brutal. My first few months were so bad, I WAS BORING THE KIDS. I was boring a bunch of five year olds and  I knew it . Something had to change . So I gave in , I made up chants , I sang the songs , I did the silly moves and like magic my students became more engaged , they laughed more and I laughed more and suddenly things were less bad. 

I knew exactly the type of work it took to grab and keep tiny human’s attention and I’ll be honest , I was not here for it  not even the least bit. For this reason I rebuked teaching kindergarten.

It has been non-stop ever since . I spend most of my days singing , chanting , doing all types of movements. Good morning songs , alphabet songs , counting songs , sight word songs , rhyming words songs , addition chants, goodbye songs and all the things. It seems like most of what I am  being paid to do is sing. Thank the lord for youtube because there is so much variety on there , but God forbid I put on a video for my students and I don’t sing while I am telling them they need to , nope I don’t have that luxury. While I still stand by the fact that I am not an entertainer and never hope to be, I know that I will be singing for a long while , because well . . . kindergarten.