Accomplishment Verse Guide

Posted: August 25, 2020 | Updated: August 25, 2020
Created by: Ms. Sylvia

I love to use little poems, like this one, to help transition children through the day. This not only builds a routine, but also creates predictable times in the day to pause, to acknowledge the work that we’ve done, and to see the value in it.

This particular verse helps us thoughtfully drop our work and transition to a new part of the day. Perhaps it’s the end of a lesson, the end of the whole school day, or the end of a particularly difficult task. However you choose to use it, formally acknowledging that the task is done helps children to fully move on to their next area of focus. They have worked hard and can temporarily let that subject rest.

The idea of letting an idea or a skill “rest” is an important one. There is significant research showing that changing focus can actually help you deepen your learning. Haven’t you ever felt stumped by something, only to have the answer pop into your head out of nowhere while you’re doing something else? Have you ever been told to “sleep on it” before making an important decision? During a rest period, our brains review information and ingrain what was learned. This verse subtly reinforces that concept and frees us up to focus on something entirely different -- whether that’s play, physical activity, art, household tasks, family time, a new skill, or something else entirely.

However you use this verse, I hope it helps you transition thoughtfully and completely from one part of the day to the next. I hope that it helps you acknowledge the work you have done and the skills you have built. I hope it helps you remember that the stronger you grow in body, mind, and spirit, the more joy you can bring to those around you.

In community,
Ms. Sylvia

Accomplishment Verse