Mountain City Elementary
has three kindergarten classes.
Our teachers are Ms.
Wills, Ms. Reece, and Ms. Eckert
Kindergarten Supply Lists
Summer Kinder Camp
End of the Year
“All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”
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 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. 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 into
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. Everything you
need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and
basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane
living. Take any one of those items and extrapolate it into
sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your family life or your
work or your government or your world and it holds true and clear
and firm. Think what a better world it would be if we all – the
whole world – had cookies and milk about three o’clock every
afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or if all
governments had as a basic policy to always put things back where
they found them and to clean up their own mess. And it is still
true, no matter how old you are – when you go out into the world, it
is best to hold hands and stick together.
Poem by Robert Fulghum
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