It Takes a Village

This was reblogged from Big Sky Buckeye.

Monday Memories: It Takes a Village

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Many of my teaching years were spent in Montana where the entire community took pride in their schools, and everyone shared responsibility in raising and educating their children.   Some of my stops included Plevna, Corvallis, and Circle.

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A child is born into a world foreign and new

Arriving today with a brighter future to view

Long before a child enters school year number one

Blessings come from many for a daughter or a son

Parents bring the beginning of learning home each day

Offering nurturing love and teaching with plenty of play

Others step in to provide valued assistance along the way

Teaching from grandparents and others with much to say

A book becomes a timely, precious, and vital gift

Learning to read will open up a life—never adrift

The pre-school years finally arrive and go

Seeking ways to seek, discover, and grow

A Sunday school teacher speaks of God’s love

Enriching a young heart with Spirit from above

Kindergarten and elementary school now await

Inspiring and faithful teachers remain at its gate

Yes, it always takes an entire village to teach a child

Educating a young mind each day, makes God smile

boy in brown hoodie carrying red backpack while walking on dirt road near tall trees


  1. It does take a village! I loved your poem! Are you “officially” out of school, or are you still in distance learning? We are officially out of school as of last Thursday. The last day of school was not nearly as exciting since I spent it at home.

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