Friday, December 23, 2011

The Glaring Gap in My Daughter's Education

Blog Pause Day 4: Now that Reese has slightly moved up the educational totem pole as a first grader, we can reflect on her kindergarten year as a thing of the distant past.  Here's a snapshot into that former world.

Originally posted November 15, 2010

Reese comes home from kindergarten and dumps the contents of her backpack onto the floor.  She sorts through her papers, shows me her library book, and talks about her day -- playing at recess, getting ketchup in her hair at lunch, and sitting behind the boy who got into trouble on the bus.  Nothing strikes me as unusual until this sentence:

"I'm the only person in my class who doesn't have a brain."

Run that by me again?  Who told you that you don't have a brain?

"Look, I'll show you.  I'm the only person who didn't get a brain," she repeats as she hands me this worksheet.



She's got a point.  She has no brain.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm in that former world. It's a toughie. That was priceless though.

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