do we honor the very young child,
eager explorer, so wiggly and wild?
we look we can see that each one is yearning
that pat on the back to celebrate learning;
trust is a must if we're seeking success
we ask our students to self-assess.
must teach them and reach them to show that we care
they learn to listen, to respect and to share.
few fear the risks, the reluctant and shy,
we've got to give them the freedom to try.
in the end, they can cry out loud,
learned a lot and I am proud!"