Wednesday, April 12, 2017

There is a best selling book by Robert Fulghum 

titled All I Really Need to Know I Learned in 

Kindergarten.    Here are some of his ideas:

1. Share everything.

2. Play fair.

3. Don't hit people.

4. Put things back where you found them.


You can see how those things can really apply to us no matter how old we are!

Think about your own early years in school, what did 
you learn that you think can still apply to your life? 
Is there a teacher who really taught you some 
wonderful lesson? Is there a particular incident you 
felt you really learned from? Is there a book your 
teacher shared that you really connected with?


  1. In my early years of school, I learned to always try to avoid things that have consequences. Once, around Halloween, my mom had just bought me a key chain ghost that made an obnoxious beeping noise and flashed lights in its eyes. Me and one of my friends started running around the classroom making the obnoxious noise and opening and closing our hands in front of our eyes to imitate the key chain. As you can imagine, I was punished, and back then the worst punishment was getting a frowny face sticker on your calendar, and when I got home, my parents were, believe it or not, not very happy with it. Back then, that was the worst thing possible, so now I try to not break rules, even though I do sometimes.

  2. Some things that I learned in Kindergarten that apply to me now are:
    -Clean up after yourself
    -Play nice
    -Pay attention

    I think that all of my teachers have taught me important lessons. I don't think there was any particular incident, though. I honestly can't remember any of the books except Elmer. She read it to the class one day, and I've loved it ever since. I remember in 1st grade, we had to read to the kinder gardeners. I read that book.

  3. Some things that I learned in my earlier years of school, are kindness, organization, and playing fair. Kindness was a huge things in kindergarten and first grade (and now!) because in younger grades we got our feelings hurt VERY easily! We always cried, when something little happened to us. So being kind was very important, so we all didn’t just burst into tears. Also, organization is super important. Even though we did know we were organizing (we thought we were putting our toy’s away), it was still super important, for when you're in older grades! Lastly, playing fair is super important. People are very competitive in older grades, and you have to know when you are going to far with it. My second grade teacher, Mrs.Learner, taught me a very important lesson. She loves Dory, so she always said “Just keep swimming!”. It means that don’t give up, even after something goes wrong. This is such a great lesson, and I am so glad that she thought it was important also! One book that really was important to read was, Elemer. It was about this elephant that looked like a quilt. Everybody made fun of him because he was rainbow! It taught all of us, to be ourselves and don’t change for other people! There are many important lessons that you learn in younger grades, that are so important when getting older!

  4. I learned how to be nice to everyone. I did this by being kind, forgiving, and treating everyone equally. Mrs. Allen taught me how to be nice. Unfortunately I do not recall of an incident I learned from. Maybe It's because I've never done anything wrong for I am the perfect angel. A book that my mom once read to me that I connected with was cloudet. A little cloud that just tries to fit in and eventually finds her place in the world. This is what I learned from kindergarten.

  5. In my earlier years in school I learned that always having an opinion is not the best thing. I still use this idea to keep myself controlled before I hurt someone's feelings. If any teacher were to influence me the most in earlier years it would be Mrs. Learner. She made me a great student and brought me to be school president, even if she was only my teacher in second grade. One book that she read that I connected with was " The School Mouse." This book really connected to me because it was about a mouse that loved to learn. She was confident and was a problem solver, she was also stubborn, which is exactly what I would describe myself as.