Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Thief Returns

The boy with red rimmed eyes came cautiously into my classroom. 
“Mrs. K, I need to tell you something.”
“Sure, what is it?”
“I, Abbey took something…”
I focused past him as I saw an adult stand behind the fourth grader.
“Abbey took some chocolates from the leprechaun traps in the hall way.”
“So, why are you here?” I asked in a puzzled voice.
“Well, Abbey took some of the green chocolates,” I looked up to see his teacher frowning and knew what had happened.
“Did you take some too?” I repeated. 
"Well Abbey took some.."
 I interrupted.  “I understand that Abbey took some chocolates, do you think that makes it OK for you to take some?
He looked down and softly answered, “no.”
After recess a well written note of apology was delivered, and hopefully a lesson was well learned.
Now send me Abbey.

1 comment:

  1. And the politicians think we just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic!