Monday, August 29, 2011

Weekly Writing Challenge:Thoughts of Kindergarten

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Today's challenge involves thinking back to a time when all that mattered to you was playing on the playground, making friends and impressing your teacher by sitting in your chair quietly.

This week we're talking about Kindergarten.

My mommasita teaches Kindergarten and she blows me away with her patience and love for each and every one of her kids. She shared this poem in church last Sunday and I want to share it with you:

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

by Robert Fulghum

Most of 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 I learned:
Share everything.
Play fair.
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 everyday some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world,
Watch out for traffic,
Hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.

Your challenge this week is easy peasey. Share what you think is the most important thing you learned in Kindergarten and a picture of you at that age! We'll be linking up on Friday, so get ready :)



Kathleen said...

I like this challenge! Now just need my momma to send me a picture of me in kindergarden!

Miss Amy said...

Simple wisdom is always best! Hope you're having a great Monday, love.

Laura Elizabeth said...

This sounds like fun!

Dawn said...

Just found your blog and am now following. I love this post because I also teach kindergarten and I use that poem every year when I make my kids a scrapbook of their year in kindergarten. =)