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Remnants of Kindergarten: A Number-Writing Rhyme

 

Today I took the last remnants of kindergarten from my kitchen bulletin board.  Sigh.  Here it is, a little rhyme that my five children used for more than 10 years.

 

A straight line down and then you’re done—

This is how to make a one.

 

Around and back on a railroad track—

Two, two, two!

 

Around a tree and around a tree—

This is how to make a three.

 

Down and over, then down some more—

This is how to make a four.

 

Down the trunk and around the tree—

Add a branch. It’s five, you see!

 

Curving down into a loop—

Number six can roll a hoop.

 

Across the sky and down from heaven—

This is how to make a seven.

 

Make and S but do not wait—

Climb back up to make an eight.

 

A loop on top and then a line—

This is how to make a nine.

 

Make a one and then an 0—

It’s easy to make a ten, you know.

from the Rod and Staff Pre-School Series

 

It’s hard to believe that those days are really gone, but, believe it or not, the ditty sings on and on in my mind.  I like to think it’s keeping me young, but some days I fear it may be a sign of approaching senility.

 

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2 Comments

  1. proverbsmama says:

    Very cute poem! I'd not heard that one before.

  2. Joy @ Five J's says:

    I know the feeling. My last baby knows how to read, and it's so hard to think that I don't need the cute phonics games and easy readers any more 🙂

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