I was recently reading a book off of my shelf that I had read years ago. The writer is Robert Fulghum and the book is “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” He talked about writing a new personal statement of belief. The community of Arlee is blessed with a wonderful group of staff members here at the school. They care deeply about your children and the community as a whole. I wanted to list a few of the statements by Mr. Fulghum in his book. He lists the following as lessons he learned in kindergarten that would serve us all well to either continue to follow or begin following immediately to improve not only our lives but the lives of those around us. These are the things he learned:
- 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.
When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
I often stop in the K-2 building during the day. They are busy learning the above mentioned rules. I see these students excited every day to come to school and be part of the learning process even though they don’t even realize how much they are learning and growing. I know that it would benefit each of us to follow those rules and reignite our passion for learning.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments at 726-3216.
Dr. Mike Perry Ed.D., Superintendent