Focusing on what one wants and taking action to get it are powerful things indeed. I love the way Beth teaches and the way her Kindergartners us.
With Love,

I didn't have my glasses on....

penguins running toward each otherhad a little caucus practice

with my class of kinders

to help them

to understand

the process.

they all began by

standing on one side


somewhere in the middle.

we also had two happy monkeys,

curious george on one side


soft cuddly monkey on the other.

each made big promises,

each told

what they would do for the kinders

if they picked them.

each worked

to get the kinders on their side.

one promised 

ice cream every day

one promised 

3-hour recesses

one promised 

no naps


on and on

went the promises.

and the littles


back and forth

back and forth

as they heard

the promises made.


one stood alone


never wavered

knowing what she wanted

and what she believed in

right from the beginning.

no naps.



when it was over

and the rest

had run

back and forth


back and…

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About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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16 Responses to caucus.

  1. Mrs. P says:

    Brilliant demonstration!

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