Headless newt
July 15, 2013

headlessnewtMum: Ah – you’re new teacher will be Mr T.

Boy: Yes! I’m going to be in Newts.

Mum: Are you happy about that?

Boy: Yes, he’s the only boy teacher and he let me make cookies!

Mum: You did cooking at school with the Year 2s? Did everyone do cooking?

Boy: No! Year 2s were visiting THEIR new teachers, and Mr T gave us all two jobs to do when we went to visit him.

Mum: Ah! And what were your jobs?

Boy: Making cookies and writing.

Mum: I see. What did you write?

Boy: I writed “Where is the newt’s head?” Because there was a picture of a newt and it looked like it didn’t have a head, but then I saw it head WAS there, because I could see its eyes. Mr T said he thought it was a brilliant sentence though.

Being good #2
February 28, 2013

beinggood2D: What does it say on that big piece of paper?

Me: ‘Your Ground Rules’

D: What does that mean?

Me: It’s the rules that the school children wanted to make when I was doing the speaking work with them.

D: What were their rules?

Me: One was that they wanted the group to all turn their phones off. Another was that they wanted the group to tell the truth about what they thought of each other’s speeches, but to be nice about it. Another was to be quiet and listen…

D: We have those rules at my school!

Me: What are your rules?

D: Be Safe; Be Kind; Be Helpful; Tell the truth; Listen – No, they don’t start with ‘be’ – every rule has to start with a ‘be’. But there IS a listen one, that starts with ‘be’.

Me: Be a good listener and be truthful?

D: Yes!

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