We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Each day I take a group of Firsties to my room for a small group reading time.  On the third day this conversation takes place:

First grade boy #1: Guys, she's not a real teacher.
At first, I don't register what he is saying.  Then--

First grade boy #2: Yeah.  She's just a helper.

Me: No. This is my classroom.  I teach first grade. 

They begin to argue with me.  More kids join the conversation.

First grade girl #1: No. She's just a helper.  She's not a real teacher.

Me: I AM A REAL TEACHER.  This is my room we are in right now.  Remember on the first day of school when the teachers stood in front of the whole first grade? I was up there with the other teachers.  

First grade girl #2: No.  I don't remember you.  Sorry. 

Me:  I am at recess with you everyday.  Don't you see me out there?

First grade girl #1: Lady, I am too busy playing to be looking for you.

Tomorrow will be better.  Just sayin'.

1 comment:

Mrs. E said...

This made me laugh!!

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17