All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten

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, think some, and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work some everyday.

When you go out in the world, watch 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.

Think of what a world it would be if we all had cookies and milk about two o’clock every afternoon and lay down on our blankets for a nap. Or if we had a basic policy in our nation and other nations to always put things back where we found them and cleaned up our own messes. And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out in the world it is best to hold hands and stick together.


Mrs. Culhane

Mrs. King

Ms. Bonner


Colorful figures hold hands