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August 19, 2020

Going way back in time!


Kindergarten – from the German word meaning literally “children’s garden,” is a preschool approach to education traditionally based around playing, singing, practical activities such as drawing, and social interaction. The first such institutions were created in the late eighteenth century in Bavaria to serve children both of whose parents worked outside of the home. This was especially common in farming communities.

Most of us in the United States have been to Kindergarten to initiate our elementary school journey. It is the one place that most of us have in common as an experience and is the very foundation of our education and socialization. But how many of you have been in contact with your Kindergarten alumni?

I asked myself the same question several years ago and embarked on a long trip down memory lane to find the people I went to school with when I was just a small child. Fortunately, I had a vintage class…

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  1. Timothy Price permalink

    Kindergarten alumni is weird. I didn’t go to kindergarten. That’s probably to blame for me dropping out of high school when I was 16. That subject came up when my wife was talking to a fellow student in her PhD program who said he dropped out of high school when he was 16. Fortunately, I don’t have to worry about hearing from kindergarten alumni or about high school reunions.

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  2. What a concept! I can’t imagine tracking down kindergarten classmates. One of my relatives introduced kindergarten in the U.S. I did a blog post …somewhere.😊

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  3. The only thing I remember about kindergarten is you got to take a nap. I’d be hard pressed to come up with a classmate’s name

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