Monday, May 18, 2009

words to live by


I hope your weekend was all you hoped for! It was gloriously summery here; we enjoyed some time at our neighborhood pool for the first time this year, and playing at the beach, among other things.

Recently Abbott's first grade class came up with these goals for their PE class; to me, they seem like great goals for life:

1. Play fairly and by the rules.
2. Be nice to each other.
3. Solve problems with words, and using nice voices.
4. Worry about YOU--not everyone else. It takes a lot of negative energy to worry about everyone else.
5. Don't make assumptions - talk to the person before assuming the worst when you don't know the whole story.



I hope your week's off to a great start!

18 comments:

Frau said...

Those are great life rules! Love the pictures looks like a wonderful weekend.

Jeannette said...

Great pictures. And I agree totally...those goals would be great for all of us!

Debra said...

That's a great list. I'm going to copy it down. Thanks.

Kwana said...

We should all post these around our homes. Just perfect.

Deidra said...

Oh boy! Numbers three and five! Yes!

nicola said...

so true! lovely photos!
nicola
http:whichname.blogspot.com

KPiep said...

Gillian's kindergarten clase developed their own set of rules at the beginning of the year...and they've used them every since! The two lists are remarkably similar, which leads me to believe that children are pretty smart when you let them work things out on their own.

Ina in Alaska said...

Much truth in the list. We all could use this information. Great pictures. I would enjoy walking along the beach! xoxo

Sal said...

Words to live by indeed! Such wisdom, and I LOVE that these were created by the kids themselves.

Birdlady said...

The Professor (in my life) has taught PE at the college level as his profession and am anxious to show him what Physical Education teachers are asking of their students - he will be SO proud!!!

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Francesca said...

It's good to stress the "talking" part, especially in this day and age: I see lots of kids my in country going through media to communicate and relate to others (text messaging, emailing or chatting etc)

Mixing Bowl Mama said...

Amazing how young children can come up with these relatively simple thoughts and yet us adults can often have a difficult time remembering them....what a lovely list of words.

vanessa aka Nessie Noodle said...

fantastic goals indeed.

Becky said...

Boy oh boy, if only we all lived by those rules! Looks like it was kid paradise on the beach there.

Anna said...

aw pretty. we can all learn from that. (especially the worry about you part for me!)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Wisdom at such an early age! ~Blessings*

martha - ca knitter said...

Those are great goals. I'm going to make sure to keep them in mind and pass them along. Thank you for sharing.
Love the pictures. :-)

C.T. said...

Ooohh...lovely pictures and wise words to live by.