"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you."
You may have read the poem "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" but it is always good to remember. Navigating the world is a challenge at best, and being there for each other is critical. Hold hands.
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I
learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school
mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday School. These are the things
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life--learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing
and dance and play and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and
Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: The
roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but
we are all like that.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the
Styrofoam cup--they all die. So do we.
And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you
learned--the biggest word of all--LOOK.
Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love
and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living.
Take any one of those items and extrapolate it into sophisticated adult
terms and apply it to your family life or your work or your government or
your world and it holds true and clear and firm. Think what a better world
it would be if we all--the whole world--had cookies and milk about three
o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or
if all governments had as a basic policy to always put things back where
they found them and to clean up their own mess.
And it is still true, no matter how old you are-- when you go out into the
world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.
For those challenging times, please check out this wonderful site and sign up for their newsletter: Love and Logic @ www.loveandlogic.com
We will be finishing up our letters Mm and Nn before Spring Break and Topic 5, comparing numbers in our math curriculum. We are having our Spring Party next Thursday from 12:30-1:30, so join Ann and Heather in the fun.
Thank you for your continued support of our Homework Backpack program, our Monthly Reading Logs, our weekly homework and of course the 3 Bs: Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Responsible!
Have a great week before Spring Break!