At my present school, there are children whose family will move late in the year causing me to get students as late as April or May. The following interaction happened when a new First Grader was getting to know me last month and we started working together.
Lauren: “Mr. Phillips, could you help me?”
Me: “Sure, what’s up?”
(We spend the next few minutes talking about what she was doing and where she seemed to be struggling.)
Me: “Are you confused by anything I have said?”
Lauren: “Nope. Thanks, Mr. Phillips.”
Me: “Sure thing!”
Lauren: “Mr. Phillips?”
Me: “Yes, Lauren.”
Lauren: “I’ve never had a man art teacher before.”
Me: “Oh, really?”
Lauren: “I kinda like it.”
Me: “Well, thank you, Lauren.”
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