The Nothing Poem, Preschool poem

The Nothing Poem

Last week we had Meet the Teacher night at Lennox’s Montessori school. We knew that it would be a lot of repeat information since Lennox has been at the school for quite some time now and she has the same teacher again this year – but we figured we would go to see what they had to say – and I’m glad we did!

We got a great insight in some of the new works Lennox will be exposed to, as well as some general information about the teacher, assistant and school year. One thing that they shared with us was a sweet poem about young children at school.

Everyday I ask Lennox how school was and what she did. She will never tell me what she did or what she learned. This poem is perfect for those very moments!

The Nothing Poem

When children come home
At the end of the day,
There’s a question they’re asked
As they scurry to play.

“Tell me, what did you do in school today?”
“Nothing. I did nothing today!”

Perhaps nothing means that I played with blocks.
Tied my own shoes, or found beautiful rocks.
Maybe the monarchs hatched today.
Or maybe I found a new friend to play.

Maybe today was the very first time
My scissors followed a very straight line.
Perhaps I learned a new song, and sang all the words,
Or I touched a feather from the strangest of birds.

When you’re in preschool and your heart has wings,
“Nothing” can mean some wonderful things!

– Author Unknown

Here is a printable version as well:

The Nothing Poem, Preschool poem

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