Turn my face to beauty and my heart to loving Right. Be patient with my clumsiness for little children’s sake. I’m almost eloquent at times, education for a preschool teacher by your face. Fills all my soul with confidence and there’s nothing I won’t try.
Be generous, be prodigal, for loving me will pay. I need your learning to be sure, but I need your loving more. Today I did my math and science. I added and subtracted on the way. I used magnets, blocks and memory tray.
I learned about a rainbow and how to weigh. To put my words into a phrase, to find my name and write it down. WHAT NOTHING IN YOUR BAG TODAY? I learned about a snail and a worm.
Remembered how to take my turn. Helped a friend when he was stuck. Learned that water runs off a duck. Looked at words from left to right. Agreed to differ, not to fight. Yes, I played the whole day through. I played to learn the things I do.
My teacher’s set the scene, and stay near-by to help me when I really try. They are there to pose the problems, and to help me think. I hope they will keep me floating and never let me sink. All of this is in my head and not in my bag. Please don’t say I’m “Just playing.
About balance, I may be an architect someday. Don’t get the idea I’m “Just Playing. I may be a mother or a father someday. Please don’t let me hear you say, “He is Just Playing. For, you see, I’m learning as I play.
I just might be a teacher someday. Please don’t feel the time is wasted in “play. For you see, I’m learning as I play. I’m learning to solve problems and concentrate.
I may be in business someday. Please don’t think that because I enjoy it, it is “Just Play. I’m learning to follow directions and see the differences. I may be a cook someday.
Please don’t say I’m “Just Playing. I’m learning how my body works. I may be a doctor, nurse, or athlete someday. And I say, “I just played. I’m learning to enjoy and be successful in my work.