A not so perfect preschool teacher’s valentine poem

As a preschool teacher

I am not always perfectly great…

I sometimes plan things to do

That are not considered age appropriate…

And sometimes I spend too much time

planning for every minute of the day…

Instead of giving my students more time

To learn through their play…

And sometimes I talk too much

When I really should stop and listen…

And sometimes I get too busy

Instead of giving the kids my attention…

But in spite of all my faults

There’s something I always do…

I treat each student with kindness and respect

and tell them “I love you!”

Thank you for joining me here on Teach Preschool

and may you all continue to learn and grow with me…

Happy Valentine’s Day!


By |2011-02-14T08:38:37+00:00February 14th, 2011|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Nadia February 15, 2011 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Aww, and thanks Deborah for sharing with us some of our amazing ideas and inspiring me with your activities and links that you share. Your site is such a great resourse of activities and my favorite part about it is the warmth..

    • Deborah J. Stewart February 15, 2011 at 3:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you Nadia for such a sweet comment – I really appreciate it:)

  2. Shannon February 16, 2011 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Hey, I think I recognize the “not age appropriate” idea as bleeding art tissue paper. Am I right?


    • Deborah J. Stewart February 16, 2011 at 4:24 pm - Reply

      Haha – yes but that is an age appropriate activity – I just couldn’t find any photos I really liked to go along with the poem:)

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