Another good one today. Apparently these first graders have forgotten what they learned last year about MLK Jr.
Today I was reading a wonderful picture book to them.
I mostly read straight through the book. But toward the end, I stopped. And tried to help them understand the injustice.
To illustrate my point I gave this example...
"It's like me saying the boys can't go out to recess today, because they are boys and I don't think they should have recess."
Well, before I could say my next statement a sweet, little girl had this to say...
"THAT'S NOT FAIR!!"
And all of the boys were speechless.
Then she put her hands on her hips. stamped her foot and said this--"well, if you are not letting the boys go out, I don't even care, I will stay here with the boys!"
Cheers from the girls. Applause from the boys.
And me--looking like a horrible teacher, because I just said that the boys couldn't have recess.
Thankfully we got it all worked out, but our hearts were racing after that.
What will next week bring?