How do we honor the very young child,
The eager explorer, so wiggly and
If we look we can see that each one is
For that pat on the back to celebrate
But trust is a must if we're seeking
When we ask our students to self-assess.
We must teach them and reach them to show
that we care
As they learn to listen, to respect and
A few fear the risks, the reluctant and
But we've got to give them the freedom to
And in the end, they can cry out loud,
"I've learned a lot and I am proud!"