A child’s perspective

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Slice 31–Last day of the challenge!

One of my students arrived a bit early this morning.  His mom dropped him off in our classroom as she was subbing in our building for the first time.  He was bright and cheerful, full of plans for the day and chatty as could be.  He kept up a running commentary as I finished up some last minute prep; sending a few quick e-mails, jotting down some last-minute notes for parent-teacher conferences, gathering pattern blocks for a math lesson, finishing up an anchor chart, and setting out morning work.

“I’m the first one here today!  I’m going to get out all the chairs for everyone….You know what my mom asked me today?  She asked me what she should wear and I said, “Wear what you want.” and she said, “No, I want it to be appropriate for school.”…”Now I’m going to get them their long dates.” …”You know what my mom says when I do something bad?  She says, “Wah! Wah! Wah! Wah!”

He continued on for several minutes in the same vein, requiring no real contribution from me, when out of the blue, he said, “Mrs. Hogan, your job is really easy.”

“It is?” I asked.

“Yes,” he said, “I was thinking your job is really easy.  All you have to do is tell people what to learn.”

Oh.  Good thing he cleared that up for me!  😉

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6 thoughts on “A child’s perspective

  1. Kathleen says:

    THAT is funny! I guess it seems pretty easy to a child. Love the description of your chatty little chair-taker-downer.

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  2. ptsuthers says:

    Oh , if only it were that easy! Funny how kids perceive things.

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  3. If only it were that simple! What a happy little guy. Thanks for sharing him with us today!

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  4. Peg D says:

    That’s hysterical! Glad he was able to clarify it for you. 🙂

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  5. franmcveigh says:

    That child has a future as a “night show host”! It’s always great to have such clarifying and communicative help around!

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  6. Hi there!

    I’m stopping by during the A to Z Challenge. I enjoyed stopping by and hope you get the chance to check out my blog sometime during this month. I’m a children’s book author and I’m reviewing different books. Good luck with the challenge!

    Take care,

    Donna L Martin
    http://www.donnalmartin.com
    author THE STORY CATCHER
    coauthor CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: ANGELS AMONG US

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