Our memory books are titled "Oh the Places You'll Go!" The cover has a photograph of each child from the very first day of kindergarten. On the back cover is a picture of them from the last week of school wearing the Dr. Seuss hat.
Of course I cannot seem to rotate this picture the right way! Here's our Dr. Seuss hat.
An edited portion of Oh The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss is inside each memory book, dedicated from our kindergarten team. I pasted the portion below. I read the entirety of the book on the last day of school and of course end up tearing up in front of all the kinders! They grow so much in the short span of a year.
A joyous and bright summer to all.
Oh The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.
You’ll look up and down streets.
Look ‘em over with care.
About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.”
With your head full of brains,
and your shoes full of feet,
you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
And you may not find any you’ll want to go down.
In that case, of course, you’ll head straight out of town.
It’s opener there in the wide open air.
Out there things can happen and frequently do
to people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew.
Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.
OH! THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with you left.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guarranteed!)
KID YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!
So… be your name Teddy or Freddy or Kate
or Mordecai Knuffe Nuffy Von Late,
you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So… get on your way!