All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten is the title of a book of essays written by Robert Fulghum. The book was published in 1986 and it remains a huge success for the message it conveys in that specific essay. Some of Fulghum’s nuggets of wisdom gained in kindergarten include:
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Learn some and think some
And draw and paint and sing and dance
And play and work everyday 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.
Fulghum is speaking of the kindergarten of long ago. He is a 79 year old man, and probably remembers kindergarten as I do. For me, kindergarten was a place of happiness. There was a large rocker to sit in with my teacher, and stories that stirred my imagination and curiosity. It was unhurried, and nurturing. That kindergarten does still exist today. It is alive and thriving here at LANK. LANK’s kindergarteners get the best of all possible worlds; two loving teachers working hard to engage young minds in exploration, observation, and discovery; while remembering that young children need time to play games, sing songs, take nature walks, and get a hug from a caring adult in order to thrive.
As we begin the process of showing off our lovely school to prospective families, we hope you will consider LANK for kindergarten, and spread the word to family and friends. Ours is a unique program that truly does what Fulghum’s essay suggests, while at the same time providing a curriculum that goes beyond county standards for learning objectives. Children are met “where they are” with an upbeat, and joyful expectation.
Join us for a peek into the program and meet the kindergarten teachers on January 18th from 7:30-8:30PM or January 19th at 10:00AM.
We hope to see you then!