Holy COW! I can’t believe THIS day is here…the day my oldest promotes to HS.
I knew way back when she was in kindergarten that this day would be hard. Knew it when I cried during her fifth grade promotion. And man, here is it. Her big day.
Her fifth grade promotion was amazing – the kids sang this great song about kindergarten. Eighth grade promotion is just a fast reading of the names…that and lots of celebrating afterwards.
Anyways, I missed the kindergarten song, so I thought I post the words to share with all of you:
When I was a little kid not so long ago
I had to learn a lot of stuff I didn’t even know
How to dress myself, tie my shoes, how to jump a rope
How to smile for a picture without looking like a dope
But of all the things I learned my favorite of them all
Was a little poem hanging on the kindergarten wall
Of all you learn here remember this the best:
Don’t hurt each other and clean up your mess
Take a nap everyday, wash before you eat
Hold hands, stick together, look before you cross the street
And remember the seed in the little paper cup:
First the root goes down and then the plant grows up!
Well, it was first, second, third grade, fourth grade, too
Where I had to learn the big things the big kids do
To add, subtract, and multiply, read and write and play
How to sit in a little uncomfortable desk for nearly half a day
But of all they taught me my favorite of them all
Was the little poem hanging on the kindergarten wall
But lately I’ve been worried as I look around and see
An awful lot of grown-ups acting foolish as can be
Now I know there’s lots of things to know I haven’t mastered yet
But it seems there’s real important stuff that grown-ups soon forget
So I’m sure we’d all be better off if we would just recall
That little poem hanging on the kindergarten wall
©1988 by John McCutcheon. Published by Appalsongs (ASCAP).
Happy 8th Grade Graduation my lovely daughter!