When I was a little kid, oh so long ago,
How to dress myself, tie my shoes, how to jump a rope,
How to smile for a picture without looking like a dope.
( Still having trouble with that one ;-))
But of all the things I learned, my favorite of them all,
Was the little poem hanging on the kindergarten wall.
It was first, second, third grade and fourth grade, too,
How 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 the things they taught me, of all the great and small,
My favorite was the poem on the kindergarten wall.
Lately I’ve been worried as I look around and see
I know there’s lots of thing to learn, I haven’t mastered yet,
Still it seems it’s real important stuff that grownups soon forget.
I know we’d all be better off if we could just recall
That little poem hanging on the kindergarten wall.
Of all that you learn here, remember this the best
Don’t ever hurt each other and please clean up your mess.
Take a nap every day and wash before you eat
Hold hands and stick together, Look before you cross the street.
Remember those seeds in the little paper cup,
First the root goes down, then the plant grows up!