Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Why can't we just all get along?

So I am about 3 weeks into my student teaching [directed teaching]. It's my last stop before graduation. I have a class of 5th graders at-let's call it TAES or Totally Awesome Elementary School. One of my kids reminds me of me. She is so sweet, just a little awkward. Like me, she attended a different elementary school and came after all the friendships had been formed. She kinda hangs on the edges of the groups. I feel so bad for her sometimes because I remember how hard it was for me. I try to mak an extra effort to show her attention.

But today, my little misfit ended up in tears. Another girl wrote her a note saying she didn't want to be her friend anymore. It was just cruel. I wish I had the note, she would have been in deep doo-doo because that is kind of like bullying IMO. I mean seriously, why would someone do that? It's just plain mean.

Or maybe I see so much of me in this kid and I want to help her the way no one helped me.