Kindergarten-Fall 2000

You will note the special
preparations made the night before. (the curlers did work!)
The glasses are the direct result of the pre-kindergarten vision screening.

Taken on the first day of school-September 2000

and in June of 2001-how she grew up!

and this poem, which I am sure you have seen before-sums up the year the best...

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

'*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 info 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.

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup; they all die. So do we.

And then remember the "Dick and Jane" books and the first word you learned; the biggest word of all .... LOOK.

Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living.

.... Think what a better world if would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon .... Or if all governments had as a basic policy to always put things back where they found them and to clean up their own mess.

And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, if is best to hold hands and stick together.

Dasha's teacher was exceptional..and Dasha was thrilled to receive this letter
from her a few days before the first day of school.

At Christmas-the kids put on a wonderful Christmas concert

the kids worked so hard and were so cute!

Dasha and I, in her classroom after the concert

and finally-my favorite artwork of the year

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