-Schoolhouse in the Parlor by Rebecca Caudill
To me it felt a little silly to say, "Yes, we're starting school," or "Today is the first day of kindergarten," because education has become our way life and we've been learning lots all summer. That wasn't really going to change much just because I announced it to be the first day of school. I'm not even sure I really like the term 'kindergarten'. But I recently read this article and found myself partially agreeing. There are certain rites of passage that come with being a kid in today's society. The excitement of the first day of kindergarten is one of them, I think.
So, I wrote down a few plans, ordered some new books, planned a couple of fun field trips and an extra special lunch menu; we bought some new crayons and off we headed into the wide world of SCHOOL!
An art museum through the eyes of a kid is really a treat.
Which floods the earth and air
Is unto me the secret
Which makes September fair.
T'is a thing which I remember
To name it thrills me yet:
One day of one September
I never can forget."
-September by H. H. Jackson
-out in our woods one windy morning
Wisky, wasky weedle;
All the words he ever spoke,
Were, "Fiddle, faddle, feedle."
-these two got some giggles
Seventy times as high at the moon,
And where she was going, I couldn't but ask it;
For in her hand she carried a broom.
"Old woman, old woman, old woman," quoth I,
"Whither, Oh whither, Oh whither so high?"
"To sweep the cobwebs out of the sky!
And I'll be with you by and by."
(the history behind this little rhyme about King Henry the V is interesting)
and the grace of God was upon Him." Luke 2:40