You know you teach Kindergarten if...
You start rhyming out of the blue like Dr. Suess because it grabs and holds their attention.
You can change the words to children's songs on the spot to fit any occasion ("Are you criss-cross, Are you criss-cross, Eyes on me? Eyes on me? Hands in your lap! Hands in your lap! Quietly...quietly.")
You have to start lining up ten minutes early to have time to unknot, tie, and sometimes relace 20-some shoelaces.
You watch your little darlings count their five fingers one by one (for the hundredth time) before adding how many fingers are up on the other hand... instead of remembering to say "five" and count on.
You sing classroom songs in the car on the way home.
You know the alphabet better than anyone...the standard version, the boogie woogie version, the sign language version, forwards, backwards, zoophonics style, sounds-only, awake, asleep...
You walk backwards like a pro...usually...
Your pockets in the morning are full of stickers, gummy bears, and kelso tickets because nothing works faster than a good primary reinforcer.
Your pockets in the afternoon are full of paperclips, stray math manipulatives, and glue stick lids minus the glue sticks.
You break out into your rendition of "Tomorrow" from Annie and "Yesterday" by John Lennon during calendar to shake up the monotony...and the kids just stare.
You've learned to keep an extra outfit at school...the hard way.
You've ever been told, "Mrs. _________, you are one silly woman!" (Of course I am sweetie...I teach kindergarten!)