Thursday, December 6, 2012
OIK Thursday: profligate
She was trying to explain the quality of her work with a particularly challenged, particularly unready group of kindergarteners. Leaning wearily on the table in the teachers' lounge, she slalomed her hands forward like slippery fish.
"We're just doing the best we can, squandering our way into learning."
Use up every yip and shout!
Waste every chance to taste the paste
to plunge your fingers into paint
to wallow in the fallen blocks
to bear-hug buddies on the rug
Empty every box of counters!
Dump the baskets full of books!
Don't hold back,
don't save or budget--
Spend it, spill it all right now
Splash out every flash of wonder,
squander every surge of squeal!
Tomorrow is another day and
all amazed, we wake up wealthy.
Looks like learning grows on trees.
Heidi Mordhorst | 2012