"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly


Daily life, 4

This, from a friend who teaches Fourth Grade...during an afternoon spelling class...

Teacher: George*, the ten words on this list need to be in alphabetical order.
George*: Really?
Teacher: Really.
George*: May I use an alphabet sheet?
Teacher: Sure, if you need one. Cross the words off as you use them.
George*: OK, if you say so.

Several minutes later, the teacher walked over to George*'s desk.

Teacher: Hmm, I see 5 words on this sheet and some on your new sheet.
George*: Look! I did 5 already.

George* proudly held up his work, which did indeed contain 5 words, neatly written in alphabetical order...every letter in every one of the words, in alphabetical order.

Well. Ok then.

*George is not his real name (obviously).


Hickory said...

That's the best! LOL! thanks for making me laugh :-)

Karla said...

Hickory--that's one of the things I love best about teaching: the kids and I end up laughing a lot on a regular basis. Thanks for stopping by!