|First Day Of School – Author Unknown
She started school this morning,
And she seemed so very small.
As I walked there besider her
In the kindergarten hall.
And as she took her place beside
Remembering, I saw her as
This little girl so much absorbed
My eyes were blurred by hastily
Oh how I longed to stay with her
And something closely kin to fear
But she must have her chance to live,
And I must share my little girl
|Just Playing Author Unknown
When I’m building in the block area,
When I’m getting all dressed up, setting the table, caring for
When you see me up to my elbows in paint, or standing at an easel, or molding
When you see me sitting in a chair “reading” to an imaginary audience,
When you see me combing the bushes for bugs, or
When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some plaything at my
When you see me cooking pretend tasty foods,
When you see me learning to skip, hop, run, and move my body,
When you ask me what I’ve done at school today, and I say, “I Just Played,”
Learning My Way by Jean Feldman
When I listen to a story or look at books each
I’m learning to read in my own special
When I sing a song or say a rhyme,
My listening skills will develop on time.
The small muscles I use when I work a puzzle or play
Will help me to write a sentence one day.
When I jump, wiggle, and run the day
My muscles and body are growing strong.
When I put away my toys or pass out snacks at
I’m really doing my math, too.
I will develop my scientific skills by and
My coloring, painting, and gluing may look like a
But they all encourage my creative best.
When you read to me, talk, and listen,
I’ll learn to love books and language, it’s
Holding me close, hugs, and quality time,
Show me that you’re glad you’re mine,
When you accept me for who I am and cherish what I
I’ll learn to love others and respect them,
As you give me choices and let me go.
Into an independent adult I will grow.
Every minute of every new and exciting
I’m learning and growing in my own special