Inside the Mind of a 1st Grader

While I was in the school for parent-teacher conferences last week, I snapped a few photos of classroom bulletin boards for the school’s website.

I recently zoomed in to get a closer look at what our students actually wrote on the bulletin boards and get inside the mind of a 1st grader.  I thought it would be entertaining and make me laugh….boy, was I wrong.

The assignment was related to celebrating the first 100 days of school and the students were asked to write what they want the world to be like when they are 100-years-old.  

Instead of laughing, I cried….

        In the words of our 1st graders…..When I am 100-years-old,

                           I wish there is peace on earth.

                           I hope that my mom and dad will get along.

                           I hope people will stop drinking alcohol.

                           there will be no wars in the world.

                           I hope no one gets treated badly.

                           people will not do drugs.

                           I want world peace.

If their words don’t move you to help make the world a better place for our children, there’s no hope for our future.  

Only we can make the world a better place for our children, which is why PTA works so hard - our primary promise is to build bridges between families and school, enabling parents to get more involved in their child’s education.  In my opinion, education is the great equalizer and it doesn’t cost a thing to be an involved parent and help give your child every advantage in the world.  Call me naive, but I believe it!  

We hold the key.  

We just need to open the door to a better world for our children.  

Join us in building that better world by creating a supportive community for our children, together.  Many parents are already involved in their child's education, but we need your help to support every child in our school.  That includes the children that sit next to your child in school every day.  Do you know who that is?  Do you know their parents?  You can meet them at the next PTA meeting - but only if you show up.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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