Sunday, December 6, 2009

Kindergarten Crybaby

Last week at work I was sorting through the Teacher Mailbox I keep in the classroom where the kids leave their worksheets, notes, and drawings for me to collect, when I came across a poem from a student in my class. He came to America from Uzbekistan when he was 6 and didn't speak a word of English. I remember his kindergarten teacher saying that he cried everyday for 3 months. This is the poem he wrote me.


Kindergarten Crybaby

I was 6 and scared
I was a Kindergarten Crybaby
People spoke in funny words
I couldn't understand
I was afraid
I couldn't tell them
I had to go to the bathroom
I couldn't tell them
I wanted to know when my mom would come back
I couldn't tell them
I was a Kindergarten Crybaby
Everyday I cried
Because I couldn't talk
But my teacher was kind
She never used a mad voice
Now I can speak
Now I can read
Now I am in the Eagle class
I'm not a Crybaby anymore

Seriously? How sweet is that. I copied it and gave it to his Kindergarten teacher. It's nice to know that you're doing something that matters, something important.

3 comments:

Neuffj said...

Adorable!

Mandi said...

aw thats soooo sweet!

mtendere said...

That's so sweet. And how nice of you to share it with his kindergarten teacher. I know it probably meant a lot to her.

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