One of the joys of this job is what you hear students say to you or to each other. Every time I hear a gem like the ones below I think of the old television show, “Kids Say the Darndest Things”. Here’s three quotes from the first week. There will be more throughout the year – you can count on that.
While standing at recess on the first day of school a grade 5 student rushed up to me and said, “I love the new student planner. It has tabs in it that look like your tie.”
The second day of school began with me standing in the plaza out in front of the school. It was about 8 a.m. and still relatively quiet, when one of the grade 1 students was dropped off. She walked up to me and said, “Are you waiting for me?”
About fifteen minutes later one of our grade 3 boys (Daniel) arrived. I asked him, “How was your first day in grade 3?” His response, “It was easier than I thought.”
Finally, on Friday I was reading a story to all of our grade 1 students. In part, I do this each year in the first week to help me learn their names. Before I started reading the story, I went around the room and correctly called each of them by name. After this happened, and just before I started reading, one of the girls put up her hand and asked me, “Are you a magician?”
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