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The joy of being a kindergarten teacher

Published 12:25pm Monday, April 14, 2014

Albert Lea schools are seeing growth in the elementary population. That means additional kindergarten teachers. We invited Kelsey Anderson of Lakeview Elementary School to share with our readers the joys of being a kindergarten teacher:

“This is my third year teaching kindergarten, and there are many exciting moments during the day.

“The greatest joy in working with this age group is seeing how much academic growth each child makes during our year together. They are so enthusiastic about learning, and I especially love watching them learn how to read. The kindergarten students are so proud when they read a book for the first time at school. I love seeing the excitement on their face when they come back after taking the book home to read.

“Another reason I love teaching kindergarten is watching them interact with each other. I love seeing one child help out another child by tying a shoe or zipping a coat.

“I look forward to seeing each of my kindergarten students at school every day. I feel very fortunate to be a part of their first year in school.”