What's In Your Backpack?

What's In Your Backpack?


What's in your backpack?

It's empty today.

Where's your work?

Did you just play?


When I built with blocks

I learned about shapes.

I balanced and shared-

Our skyscraper was great.


I played in the windy house

And talked with my friends.

I rocked a baby

And played pretend.


In science I observed

Guessed, and experimented, too.

The same things grown up

Scientists do.


Art was messy.

I created and explored.

I solved my own problem

When I spilled glue on the floor.


My fingers got a work out

With puzzles and clay.

Those same muscles

Will help me write one day.


I counted and sorted

And measured, too.

I used my brain

Like a math whiz would do!


Out on the playground

I ran like the wind.

I learned to take turns

And helped a hurt friend.


Story time is what

I always like the best.

I can use my imagination

And give my body a rest.


I sang and danced-

Learned a finger play, too.

I answered questions

And said, "Please" and "thank you."


There will be time for

worksheets and tests.

But talking and playing

Is how I learn best.


I love to go to school

I'm glad I'm me.

An empty backpack

Means I'm learning, you see!