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Diana

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Today I was teaching the grade 4's about February and Valentine's Day. I gave them a paper with 3 hearts and the words "I love..." at the top. Each child had to draw a picture in each heart and write 3 things that they love. For example, I love Hamburgers. I love my mother. I love my computer. (yes, I really got computers). I had 2 children draw a picture of themselves in one of their hearts. I had them read their papers to me and they said, "I love me."
The worst part is, I didn't even think about what they drew and wrote right away. Only after reflecting on it did I realize how much we can learn from our students, children or anybody else.
 

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I think there is an enormous amount we can all learn (or relearn) from young children - things like wonder, curiosity, hope, joy, magic, truth, honesty, and the absence of deception and political correctness.

Some of those things we can also learn from cats :mrgreen:
 
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David Baxter said:
I think there is an enormous amount we can all learn (or relearn) from young children - things like wonder, curiosity, hope, joy, magic, truth, honesty, and the absence of deception and political correctness.

Some of those things we can also learn from cats :mrgreen:

I believe that too. And the part about cats too.
 

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It must have made your heart sing to see those kids put themselves into that heart! It makes mine sing just thinking about it! :)

Gotta agree with David, too. You can certainly learn all of that, and more, from cats. (I had to say that. There are four pairs of eyes staring at me. I know they read the post!)
 

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through-these-eyes said:
And budgies too( I've got six of them making me type this!! :D)

I hear you! Being painfully pecked by six recalcitrant, politically incorrect budgies is a fate I'd rather not dwell on! It's as bad as being licked to death by five angry cats! ;)
 

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David Baxter said:
:confused:

Why aren't the budgies doing the typing?

One does not "sing" one's own praises, David. One should not have to do so. One is a budgie (or a cat). There are others who are responsible for producing paeons of adoration! Sheesh, man! :D
 

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LOL LOL Mr Baxter my budgies haven't finished their Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing course yet, so thats why Im typing for them, for now :D
 

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oh that is just sooooo wonderful...... for me I just hope to become the goddess my dogs think I am:)
 

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Diana, you're so fortunate in that way, that you're around kids. Kids have this amazing ability to make life seem really simple and "pure" almost- what's simpler than saying "I love myself" and yet it's something that's so difficult for many people. They really can teach us a lot or at least remind us of who things "used" to be and should be....
 

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You're right. You want to hear another one? I think this was during the camp, and I asked some students to go to the store and get some drinks for everybody. I took out some money and the one kid gasped and said "Oh, teacher! Korean money!" I said, well of course, I'm living in Korea. I can't use Canadian money here. I just though it was so funny.
 

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