Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thankful Thursdays

November marks the time that we celebrate Thanksgiving in North America. For some it may be  about the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie and for others it may be a time to reflect on the things that we are thankful for. 

As part of my 30 day challenge I am going to start a regular post on Thursdays called "Thankful Thursday." I am going to take this time every week to reflect on the things that I am thankful for. 

So heres to my first "Thankful Thursday"... Today, I am thankful for spending time with JK and K students! I LOVE this age! They are so full of life! They are inquisitive, love to play, and nothing really stresses them out. I guess Robert Fughum really had it right when he wrote... 
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 sand pile at 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.
  • Flush.
  • 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 in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
  • 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.
[Source: "ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN" by Robert Fulghum.  See his web site at  ]

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