it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglass

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it was building day in kindergarten and all kinds of things were being built.

both those one could easily see and proudly carry home, and those one could carry inside forever.

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I personally believe we were put here to build and not to destroy.
Red Skelton

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image credits: j. kurtz

 

 

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  1. Best to start building good habits in kindergarten, you are so right, Beth. I love the look on the faces, students and teachers alike. And the zipper quote from Red Skelton is so wise from a man I best remember as a TV clown on his own variety show.

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    • i agree, think it’s all easier to learn early on in life. lots of time to practice. luckily i had lots of parents volunteer to help with this one ) and red was a smart guy, in spite of the role he played –

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  2. This was lovely with such fine helpers in the classroom, to keep the children’s projects and hands safe! I love the goggles and think they are necessary to be included in this building day! I love the quote and believe you are always making children’s lives enriched daily! Smiles, Robin

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  3. You can almost tell, by looking at those profound facial expressions that they are so, so, into this experience of creating … and creativity is a beautiful gift in these young people that so desperately needs to be released so they can know they are valuable, and worthy to be loved. Good post. T

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