So what does a kindergarten education really provide us? Simple, really, respect others. But what happens to this when we grow up? Why do we lose sight of all that great knowledge that we learned. Everyday you here in the news about some Wall Street executive getting a multi-million dollar severance package while his company goes under. Is that respectful to others? No, it would seem to me that they need a timeout. It would also seem that they would be able to say they are sorry for not playing fair.
A kindergarten education is directly affecting me right now. I have a 5 year old son that started kindergarten this year. The transition has been difficult for him over the past couple of weeks but for good reason; I too would want to stay on summer vacation along as I can. It has mostly been because he is not used to listening to directions from 8:30 A. M until 3:30 P.M. But the transition is getting easier now that he has seen how fun school can be.
His teacher only has three main class rules:
Just think if everyone in the world would have just kept those rules in mind as they got older.
The only difficult thing with a child in kindergarten is the fact that they always come home and say the exact same thing when asked “what did you do today?” To which there is a nice poem about this particular problem
When children come home
At the end of the day,
The question they’re asked
As they scurry to play,
Is “Tell me, what did you do today/”
And the answer they give
Makes you sigh with dismay,
“Nothing, I did nothin’ today!”
Perhaps nothin’ means
That I counted to 12 while playing with blocks
Or I learned to tell time on a great big clock.
Maybe I painted a picture with red and blue,
Or heard a story about a mouse that flew.
Maybe I learned about fish today,
Or went outside on the swings to play.
Maybe today wasthe very first time
That my scissors followed on a very straight line!