Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Everything I need to know I learned in kindergarten

This past week... something new.

Here's the sketch: Fridays= co-op days. This year, Big Man is a part of the kindergarten class-- nine 4 and 5-year olds, all energetic, enthusiastic, and excited about learning and playing and exploring. Led by a fabulous team of women, these children will surely thrive! So needless to say, Big Man adores this time. And every single week we count down the days until we get to go back. Of course when we have a week off from co-op, near tragedy strikes. But that's a whole other story~

Back to Friday. I was able to sit in on the beginning of the kindergarten class before I had to leave to teach my own, and while there, I was able to observe their regular morning routine. Circle time, Bible time, poem time-- this go round a sweet little one about manners.

We say "thank you"
We say "please"
And "excuse me" when we sneeze.
That's the way we do
what's right
We have manners
We're polite!

Well, before reviewing the poem, Mrs. D. asked the kiddos if they could remember any of the manners they had discussed the week before. Of course, little hands flew up and immediately a whole plethera of manners were discussed and demonstrated and discussed once again... until an eager little beaver raised her hand and shared this one... a "manner" I've never ever heard before., but one I will surely never forget. In her squeaky little voice she emphatically stated:

NEVER sneak out the window!

Hmmm... I never realized window-sneaking was such a problem in the kindergarten co-op arena. But now I know, and now a whole classroom full of kindergarten blessings knows that they are NOT to go there either.

Surely this new-found knowledge will come in handy in the days and weeks to come... after all, I DID learn it in kindergarten.


gretchen said...

VERY CUTE! It will be especially good for your boys - if you are in the same house... avoiding broken bones - amongst other things. :) Love you friend.

Carrie said...

How funny!! I think that might become a fun family inside joke for you guys! They'll all be teenagers, and you'll still be joking about them not sneaking out the windows!! ;)

Kellie said...

I love that age! You never know what's going to come out of their mouths. I wonder if my kids are too old to learn that poem... : )

The Dawsons said...

Love it! Who can forget the snow sighting that day here in Northern Virginia in mid September...

Christine said...

That is so precious! I think there's a lot of truth in your title. I miss having a kindergartner in this house!

RachelT said...

Hi Heather! What a cute poem! You have a sweet family and I love the title of your blog! Have a great week!