My Wish For You

From The Desk Of The Retired Teacher

My wish for you, is to visit a room, filled with threes, fours or maybe twos.

Take the leap it’s not hard to do, to visit a room filled with threes, fours or maybe twos.

What will we do you ask with no clue, in this room filled with threes, fours or maybe twos.

Look around see what they do, in the room filled with threes, fours or maybe twos.

The noise, the movement, the joy, the amusement, in the room filled with threes, fours or maybe twos.

The slide, the water, the sand, the paint in place, in a room filled with threes, fours or maybe twos.

The books, the blocks , the baby dolls too, in a room filled with threes, fours or maybe two.

The hugs, the tears, the bandaids used, in a room filled with threes, fours or maybe twos.

Circle time, the wiggles, the squiggles, the not me, not now, in a room filled with threes, fours or maybe twos.

The snacks, the lunch, the rest time, too, in a room filled with threes, fours or maybe twos.

The arrival unsure, the goodbyes vary and then time to go doesn’t seem so scary, in a room filled with threes, fours or maybe twos.

My three days in the three year old program; a memory of my beginnings in my teaching Journey .

Art Wall Panels from Toddlers and Threes (2003)
Art Wall Panels from Fours and Kinders (2003)

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14 Responses to My Wish For You

  1. cvarsalona says:

    Faige, thank you for sharing how 3s 4s, and sometimes 2s nurture your soul. It is a big decision to come back to the classroom after retiring. This summer will give you time to pomder.

  2. Denise Krebs says:

    Faige, what a sweet poem! I love the refrain of “threes, fours or maybe twos”. I think the vast majority of adults in the world would be terror-stricken to spend the day in a room full of littles, but your poem is a sweet invitation to know it would be okay. And, in fact, something wonderful, engaging, and magical for the adults in the room too. Thank you for this sweet post.

    • faige says:

      You captured my poem to a T! Yes, I have a few colleagues who over the years would not know what to expect in a room filled with threes, fours, or maybe twos. And stayed away. And they would be welcomed! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  3. margaretsmn says:

    Oh, how fun to fill your days with threes, fours, or maybe twos. I have been spending time with my grandchildren. They are exhausting. I imagine a whole group of them would be crazy!

    • faige says:

      Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. I too have grandchildren from
      almost two to almost 17. The youngest often visit and they can be exhausting! Before I retired I worked in kindergarten. But started my career with threes, fours and some
      twos. Their joy was contagious!

  4. Mitchell Linda says:

    What JOY! Thank you for the burst of color and energy and fun from preschool. It’s so easy to forget….but I just smiled huge as soon as I opened your post. You have nurtured ME! Thank you.

    • faige says:

      So touched by your comment. It’s not hard to share the joy when we stop and “smell the roses.” In this case the wonder of “threes, fours or maybe twos.”

  5. cmargocs says:

    I love this poem, the repetition, the internal rhymes and pacing. I’ve spent my fair share of time in preschool daycares, and they were busy, busy, busy! So much learning and wonder; it was fun to plan for those days, because everything is new for children at that age.

    • faige says:

      Thank you for taking the time to read and your comment. My busy days in the ECs and kindergarten have inspired me with their wonder, desire to explore and learn and resilience.

    • faige says:

      Thank you for reading and your comments. The ECs and kindergarten children inspire
      with their joyful exuberance, exploration as they learn and resilience. Everyone needs a day or two with that age group!

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