I have to laugh at the way people react when I tell them I teach Kindergarten. "Aw, how cute! You get to play and fingerpaint all day-what a great job!" (this was honestly the comment made by a cashier at Target last week). I agree it's a great job, but a little more involved than fingerpainting. :)
Little do they know how much Kinder has changed over the past years. Things like art and dramatic play centers are unfortunately falling by the wayside. I have a housekeeping center in my classroom this year and here are some ways I'm going to incorporate learning objectives so everyone can see the kids actually are learning.