Kindergarten came to an end with songs, applause, laughter and yes a few tears from Mom. Tears not only for my own kid, although that’s what got the ball rolling, but for all of the kids standing proudly in front of their families.
Each kid was bursting at the seams while their teachers acknowledged their individual strengths and achievements.
Big M was handed his diploma and I was handed the gift of hearing his teacher’s praise. ”This student has really challenged me as a teacher. No matter what I present he has a question or a comment that raises it up a notch.”
I am so proud of my Big M. He deserves those words. He is so interested in figuring out how and why things work, he can’t help but ask the questions.
I’m also so proud of us, as a family. We live in a constant state of learning. There is always one more question, one more thing to know, one more opinion to dissect. We are raising kids who love to learn and find learning to be a part of life.
A few days ago, Tinkerlab shared a quote on her Facebook Page. This particular quote has been rolling around in my brain all week. It sums up my attitude towards learning, towards school, towards life in general. I hope you find it inspiring as you head into summer… there is so much learning to be experienced!
“Since we can’t know what knowledge will be most needed in the future it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned.” -John Holt