Tag Archives: Student stories

Pneumonia and a Renewed Relationship

I start every morning with a community meeting, the bulk of which involves 5 or so students sharing news from their lives.  Certain kids always tell mostly made-up goofy stories to get a good laugh from the crowd.  Some kids … Continue reading

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Straight face

I am constantly trying to get in the minds of kids; to understand what they are thinking and why they are thinking it.  In order for me to effectively communicate with my students, I have to speak a language that … Continue reading

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Religious Wonderings

Student a: Is God Jesus’s dad? Me: What do you think? Student a: Ummm, I don’t know. Student b: I think yes! Student c: Well, I know that God is waaay bigger than us and Jesus is just actually a … Continue reading

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In his nose

[Josiah wails.] “What happened Josiah?!” “I have a rock in my nose!” “You have a rock in your nose?  Where is the rock from?” “Outside.” “Have you had the rock in your nose ever since we were outside [2 hours … Continue reading

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It just takes one moment

A lot of today was bleh.  At least 4 real temper tantrums.  Lots of petty arguing.  Grumpy kids and a grumpy teacher.  It was a chicken vs egg situation: I couldn’t help my kids de-grump because I was grumpy.  I … Continue reading

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Disagree?

Today, we played “Double Compare.”  This is essentially the good old fashioned card game of War [which the powers at be think you shouldn’t call War while in school], except that in this game each player puts down two cards … Continue reading

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Power to the [little] people!

And week 3 comes to a close.  I’m thrilled to report that these past 13 days of school have been filled with community building: morning handshakes, high fives, hugs, quilt-making, story-sharing, game-playing, self-portraiting, and appreciating.  Of course, that’s been mixed … Continue reading

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