Friday, May 24, 2013

All I need to know, I learned in Kindergarten

Along with everything that Robert Fulghum shared with us in his famous book, All I need to know, I learned in Kindergarten, there are so many other wonderful things that Thomas learned to do this first big year of school:

  • Read!  Oh the joys of having a little boy know how to read. 
  • Be responsible for a backpack and lunchbox each and every day.
  • Tell time on a "real" clock.
  • Count and write all of his numbers up to 100.
  • Add & subtract.
  • Write short paragraphs expressing himself and his thoughts.
  • Create amazingly-detailed artwork.
  • Ride a bike.
  • Get completely dressed in all of his snow gear...By Himself!
  • Play basketball.
  • Do homework!
  • Ride a school bus, with lots & lots of kids - including big, small, quite, loud, obnoxious & sweet ones.

  • It's hard to believe (and accept) that this first big year of school is over.  Where did 180 school days go?  So much learned, so much accomplished.  What a great start to the many years of school ahead of him.  My hope is Thomas continues to be challenged & pushed to reach his full potential, that he finds patience in himself if/when things don't come easy for him, that he never gives up when things might seem difficult, that he always knows how smart he is and that Mommy and Daddy are so proud of him everyday!

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