Lillian's kindergarten teacher is pretty amazing. It's only a half-day program but she holds regular Drama Club and Science Club activities on her lunch hour.
She even makes certificates up for the children when they complete various units in school--units on whales, dinosaurs, space, whales, etc.--which say, "I'm a penguin expert" or something equally cute and then she makes up these little critters to staple to the certificates.
It finally dawned on me what to do with them all--I bought hair clips and glued them to the back of the felt so Lillian can wear them in her hair.
They're just adorable as hair clips and I think I scored points with Mrs. Nishimura for my creativity--I'm hoping it will be the extra credit I need to pull off an A in her class.
David, however, scored very few points this past week with his third grade teacher who relayed some information about my son to me. Mrs. Murray said that the class was taking a test and after they were done the students were to set their pencils on their desks so she could see they were finished. David set his pencil down but the girl next to him kept playing with hers.
Mrs. Murray noticed the girl's nonconformity and was about to cross the room to reprimand her for not following directions. David saw what was going down and whispered urgently to his friend that she better put her pencil down right quick. The girl shrugged and said, "But why?" David again encouraged her but the girl still didn't see the need to obey.
By this time Mrs. Murray was practically on top of them so she caught enough of what was going on through the whispering. "Why do I have to put my pencil down?" the little girl insisted.
"I don't know--just play their game!" David hissed back.
That's right son, just play the game. That's my little conformist . . . I'm not sure whether I'm pleased with his obedience or worried that he's much smarter than I thought and is playing us all. Apparently he's all over the system and knows just how to work it.
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