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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

2012 August 23

Little D is starting kindergarten in just a few short weeks. It’s slightly less overwhelming because she is staying at her current preschool for this big milestone and will simply be switching to the K class two rooms over from her current room.

But it’s still a big moment for any mama…no matter how far they have to travel.

So in honor of it, and all the mamas out there, and all the five-year-olds with wide eyes, new lunchboxes, and seemingly endless years of school ahead of them, here are Robert Fulghum’s wise words on the year ahead:

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

by Robert Fulghum

Most of what 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.

* photo via here*

2 Responses leave one →
  1. Bri permalink
    August 24, 2012

    Once again love the post. Congrats on little D going to kindergarten! Big milestone for both of you!

  2. August 24, 2012

    So so true…very cute. Good luck with your little one starting Kindergarten!

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