Wednesday, November 17, 2010
A simple act of kindness
About midway through my conference schedule, G's parents came in holding a dowel rod. They wondered if I really wanted this. They shared with me G found a dowel rod in their garage. They didn't even know it was out there. He then got a permanent sharpie, which I could tell wasn't a normal writing tool at home, and colored four inches of the tip all the way around. He told his parents my pointer had broken and I needed a new one. He was RIGHT! When I sit in my rocking chair and I read our alphabet linking chart I need a full length dowel. My own daughters were playing school after school and my original one broke. I hadn't gotten around to replacing it for about two weeks, I just had to get the black paint out. I am still so touched that a student, a child of 5 or 6 saw a need I had and found a solution all on his own. Our students can fix problems and be resourceful. A simple gift that makes my life easier and warms my heart. In the hustle and bustle of teaching, conferences, and maintaining life I hope you find a little surprise to make you stop, reflect and enjoy.
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Great problem solving!