Look at me, I am five,
Energetic and alive!
I love to learn, I love to play,
I’m making sure I stay that way!
I can’t sit still, can’t miss a trick,
My body’s growing, double quick.
My muscles love to stretch and play,
I like to run and jump all day.
My brain is bursting with ideas,
It’s full of wishes, dreams and fears,
I talk, I chatter, drive you nuts,
I shout, I cry, all ifs and buts,
I’m stubborn, and determined see?
To make things work my way, for me!
When problems come, I find a way,
It’s how I learn, when left to play!
If I am free, then you will find,
So full of fire, my body and mind,
Are not content to sit and wait
(“Sit cross legged; sit up straight”),
Don’t try to tell me what to learn,
And when, and how, so strict and stern.
If I’m ready, I will read,
When I really see the need;
I’ll read, I’ll write, because I choose,
Not because they force me to,
Till then, I’ll live my life my way,
Full of laughter, full of play;
But worry not, don’t be afraid,
I’m learning things they cannot grade;
I learn these things for fun, for pleasure,
Things curriculum tests can’t measure,
Logic, nature, friendship, grace,
Life and love, earth and space;
I love to learn, I’ll stay that way,
I’m five, the perfect age to play.