Saturday, June 18, 2011

A nice quiet recess

One morning last week the kids were inside because it was raining. When i walked in the class kids were running around, it was loud and hectic. There was no peace to be found. Then i noticed that in the center of the room, with eyes shut and a face of supreme calm (looking seemingly oblivious to the rest of the room) was a little boy playing an imaginary flute.

even pleather would be better

We made dream catchers in class last week and some of the kids were pretty annoyed that I only brought yarn for them to make them instead of real leather. I know that might not seem that interesting but having a group of 6 year olds in your face pretty much calling you cheap can surprizingly uncomfortable.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Welcome to your new life.

Two of my students were sen tto the office today and when I got there one was crying.
As I got him ready for the bus I talked to him and said I already heard what had happened and we didn't need to talk about it tomorrow.
Me: "Don't you worry about it. Tomorrow's a brand new day."
Boy:"Yeah! It's like a brand new life!"
For some reason this was so sweet to me. His eyes were red and seconds ago tears were running down his face but the idea that he could start fresh tomorrow instantly encouraged him. Sometimes it really is that simple.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Media

Its true that the media has put pressure on women to look a certain way...weight is main focus. Being thin and - not being fat preferred. Little do people know that the insect world is not immune to these pressures. Take Heart! One boy in my class in standing up against these pressures.
Child: That caterpillar is FAT!
Child crusader: Don't say that! We just trying to learn about caterpillars!