Monday, April 12, 2010

Today is Monday

...which means I only have four days left of my precious kindergarteners.

Man, I'm going to miss them.

Who wouldn't?!?

Today was our first day back from Easter Break.  Every single one of them hugged me and told me how much they missed me last week.  I love that!  They are so sweet, so unafraid to share their feelings. 
So stinkin' cute.

Today I received a form from the vision screening company that came to check out the kids' eyes two weeks ago.  It was addressed to Mrs. Bluebaker.  Turns out, they didn't know what my name was, so they asked one of the kids!!!  It was funny to see that in print :)

A classroom full of toothless grins, shoes full of sand, pockets carrying "pet" bugs, children small enough to fit inside the backpacks they carry into the room, hands anxious to write, laces knotted from trying to learn to be tied, bodies that love dancing, hands that love clapping, hearts that love singing.

It's a joyous place.  I love it.

The kindergarten children are confident in spirit, infinite in resources,
and eager to learn. Everything is still possible.
~Robert Fulghum

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief fro
m serious learning.
But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
~Fred Rogers

Most of what I really need to know about how to live,
what to do, and how to be, I learned in kindergarten.
Wisdom did not lie at the top of the graduate school mountain,
but there in a kindergarten classroom.
~Robert Fulghum