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.


Neuffj said...


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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