Things I Learned as an Elementary School Principal
Sunday, October 18, 2020
I love kids and wanted to make a difference. That is the reason I got into education. There have been tears, joking, affirming, loving, laughing and more through the years. I learned how important it was to take care of myself physically, emotionally, and spiritually and incorporated fitness into my lifestyle.
Another thing I learned early on was to never ask children why they did something if they were sent to my office. You know what? They don't know most of the time! The little ones can't really express their feelings, and it often took the older ones time to rationalize and process their thoughts after an impulsive action.
Here is a letter I saved over the years from a kindergarten student who was having a meltdown in class:
Dear Mrs Blar
I am sorey for kikking you.
It's ok that they don't know the why, but learn how to handle those big feelings and express themselves in a healthier way. I did get a "kick" out of the sweet apology letter!