I don’t think everything I learned came from Kindergarten. I certainly learned some things.
1) Fifth graders were special because they were the only ones who got to play on the playground.
2) Be prepared for lunch, or you were going to be hungry.
3) Jumping in a dress probably wasn’t the best idea.
4) Running to the big tree and back wasn’t enough to help me release my energy.
5) When the bus went into the dip it felt like a roller coaster. Especially if you stood up.
6) It cost $0.90 cents to see the puppet play of “The Wizard of Oz”.
Interesting facts, but nothing I really needed to remember. Until…
I wasn’t able to get the sandbox one day, so I ended up playing with the little chalkboards. Which was okay because my neighbor was playing with the blocks and that center was right next to the chalkboards.
There was another boy playing with the blocks. His name was Bill.
I asked him to spell it for me and when he did, I wrote it on the chalkboard.
It had four letters, just like my name. And it happened to be the name of my grandpa, one of the coolest people I knew. (He had go-carts.)
7) I learned how to spell “Bill”.
You will soon see just how important that was...