Have you been to Kindergarten lately?
It isn’t all finger paint, white paste, and Lincoln Logs anymore.
We can’t pause for milk and cookies every day at noon and there are no nap mats. period.
So what is kindergarten today?
- It’s a follow-up to pre-kindergarten, which is pretty darn strict itself these days
- It’s reading, writing, and arithmetic
- It’s what first grade used to be.
Welcome to kindergarten.
I don’t make up the curriculum, I teach it.
What else do I teach in Kindergarten?
I teach the really important stuff. I teach what matters most.
- I teach manners, accept apologies, and watch life-long friendships blossom.
- I teach kindness, compassion, and caring…while instilling independence, resilience, and self-reliance.
- I teach sharing and waiting your turn, even when you want to budge.
Kindergarten has a curriculum and it’s rigorous.
Far too often, it’s about passing tests and making the grade.
Life has a curriculum and it’s even more demanding.
Far too often, it’s pass or fail.
Do you know how to pass the test?
Try holding hands, ♥ just like your kindergarten teacher taught you to do.
“…when you go out into the world,
it is best to hold hands and stick together.”
© Robert Fulghum, 1990.
Found in Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten
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