One of my students wrote a story about me. I thought I’d share. It’s not perfect, which makes it precious. Before you judge me as a teacher who cannot teach spelling and grammar, please let me give this small disclaimer: In the writing process, we encourage children to get their thoughts down on paper and write with voice. If too much emphasis is put on perfect spelling, children are inhibited and will only write the words they know how to spell instead of taking risks and using larger vocabulary. That tends to limit them as writers. During the editing and revising stage of the writing process is when we polish it up and fix all the errors.
This story is entitled “all about mis. wheeler an me” by a precious little blonde cowgirl in my room. Here goes:
Another disclaimer: Really, really, I’m not terribly short tempered. Not too terribly anyway. It’s just that I’d had a certain little boy talking out of turn entirely too much. Right before this writing lesson, I had sternly pointed my finger and reprimanded him about interrupting me. I guess it was perceived as a bit short tempered. Maybe a little.
Aren’t kids the cutest? Makes me almost want to have one. And then I go stick my head in the microwave.