Top 10 Differences Between Teaching Kindergarten and High School

10. There are better snacks in kindergarten.
9.   We have nap-time in kindergarten, I think this would be a good use of time in a class like… um, RAILtime.
8.   The drama in kindergarten is much easier to figure out; someone has to pee, someone is tired, someone took someone  else’s toy, etc.
7.   We get to play with toys in kindergarten, and it is actually appropriate.
6.   Every assignment gets an A+ and a gold star in kindergarten, even if it is copied…ESPECIALLY if it is copied well.
5.  When people break up inkindergarten they just move on to the next table and don’t think about who they had a play date with the day before.
4. In kindergarten, school is F-U-N and kids run in to start the day.
3. We have a big party every month with cake and ice cream to celebrate everyone’s birthday from that month.
2. In kindergarten it is still cool to be suprised. By anything.


1. There are no losing arguments in kindergarten…. “because” is a fully acceptable, and respectable answer to anything!

About Amanda

I am repatriating expatriate trying to work it all out. Well, to work some of it out anyhow. I am writing here for sanity, focus and general over-sharing.
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2 Responses to Top 10 Differences Between Teaching Kindergarten and High School

  1. ryflinn says:

    I cracked up reading your post. I am a Kindergarten teacher and many of your top ten list is so true. Many of these differences is why I love to teach Kindergarten!

    • Amanda says:

      Kindergarten is definitely a different world. I only worked in KG for about four months overseas (in HK). As a career HS teacher I have to admit, while the work is totally different, it would be hard to say which is more challenging!

      Here’s to teachers!

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