WA Wettel Elementary School
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Robert Fulghum wrote about the most basic tenants for leaders in his book
and the tenants ring true every day of the year.
What I learned in Kindergarten:
• 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.
• 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 in 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.
• And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned – the biggest word of all – LOOK.
"These are so fundamental that it’s surprising how we forget this as we grow up. Imagine today, how different our world and, even just our communities, would be, if we remembered and lived what we learned in kindergarten".
"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove . . . . but the world maybe different because I was important in the life of a child."
"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." John Ruskin
"They may forget what you said, But they will never forget how you made them feel."
"Teach a child how to think, not what to think." -Sidney Sugarman