SOL March Challenge #6
I am so grateful when I have time in my day to check out what the students in my district are up to. I appreciate it for the gift that it is.
Yesterday I meandered into the school library and found a couple of 4th grade boys with their heads in a book.
I couldn’t resist.
I sat down and listened in as they read.
Two boys and a one book. About myth busting. Perfect.
“Wow! Is it a myth that cats always land on their feet?”, Timmy asked.
To which Brandon replied (with beaming pride) “No, I think that’s really true. Me and Jermaine are the animal experts in the classroom. My favorite animal is the alligator.” (Huge Smile)
Brandon (reading on), “Myth busted, partially. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t.”
“This is a pretty cool book!” (That was me.)
I ask the boys, “Have you guys checked out your book?”
“Yes. I renewed this book!”
Timmy reads on, “Here’s another one……is it a myth that sharks kill hundreds of people every year?”
“Oh no, I’m sure that’s a myth! Actually, it’s the exact opposite. People kill hundreds of sharks every year,” Brandon says with authority.
The whole time I’m thinking……Wow. These kids are brilliant. So intuitive. So curious.
All at once I am overwhelmed with so many feelings and reminded immediately, because of these two in front of me, of the responsibility I have for them and for the other 2,000 Timmy’s and Brandon’s sitting in classrooms, playing on the playground, eating in the lunchroom.
The other overwhelming sensation? I love my job.