Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Why I Love Kindergartners

In recognition of yesterday's remembrance and today's events, my class and I discussed civil rights and equality this afternoon. After reading a book together about MLK, one boy asked, "Kim, why did someone shoot him? He was just a nice guy."

A small black girl said, "Because some people don't like people like me."

Another girl said, "But they're wrong! People like you are just the same as people like me. We're all just people. And that's what counts."

The first girl snuggled up to me and said, "I like Kim and she's different than me. And that's okay."

"Yep, babe," I answered, "that's okay."


Lindsey said...

it's amazing how much they understand! most of the world is black and white; i love it!!!

Megan said...

I love kids.

Corrine said...

That is SO adorable!!! I love kids!! They make me teary eyed... I am not sure if I could make it in primary, I wold be in tears EVERY Sunday! :)

fancy nancy said...

love it. there might be a tear on my cheek.

Anne-Marie said...

from the mouth of babes!! What a great thing for them to understand!!

Dale said...

Kindergarten huh...that explains a lot. I knew I was drawn to your personality for some reason.

It takes a special kind of person to teach 5-6 year olds.

Isn't it amazing how kids see the world for what it really should be. It sure is too bad that we learn how to become untrusting, jaded, and well...I don't even know what...as we get older.

Little wonder the Savior said that we need to "...become as little children..."