Here's What a Principal Does - Preschool Version
Lindbergh School District communications director Beth Johnston collected ideas from preschoolers about a school principal's duties
Principals, preschoolers Have Your Number!
In honor of School Principals Day on March 6, students in the Caterpillar Pre-K classroom at Sappington Elementary School answered a simple question. Their teacher, Teresa Darr, asked students “What does a principal do?” Here are a few of their responses:
What Does a Principal Do?
- He’s in charge of the whole school.
- He works every day, just like my papa.
- He writes on paper—in the office.
- He writes books.
- When kids get in trouble, they send them to the principal’s office.
- He helps the school not be dirty.
- He sees how cold it is, and how thundery it is, and how long it’s going to rain.
- He helps everybody.
- He looks at how quiet we are.
- He sees how nice we are standing.
- He maybe does the computer.
- He writes important stuff.
- I think he plays chess on the computer.
- He has a desk.
- He works on his computer typing emails.
- He works to make the school good.
- I think he takes pictures of people, and he helps people when they are sick, and checks the weather.
- He plays games—Star Wars.
- He brings the trash and recycle bins to where they’re supposed to be.
- I thought Principal’s Day meant we were off of school.
- When you are bad at school, principals give you a letter to give to your Mom and Dad.
- When someone doesn’t finish their homework and they say that their sister chewed on the paper…then they have to do it in the principal’s office.
- He works at a big stadium with lots of people.
- He has stuff to say sometimes.
- The principal goes out to lunch.
- Sometimes a principal eats lunch at his home.
- A principal dresses up in a Captain America costume sometimes.
- He works in the office and he works on the computer, and he uses a check-up machine and checks out something—like cards or toys.
- Sometimes the principal goes into people’s classes and sees how they are doing.
- He types pieces of paper and then gives them to people.