This morning my youngest daughter informed that she loved school.
“Dad, I love school!” my daughter randomly exclaimed from the backseat.
“That’s cool,” I replied.
“Dad… Do you want to know why I love school?”
“Yes, little one. Why do you love school?”
“Because I get to do jobs.”
Now, we had been discussing the fact that this week she was music helper. Next week she gets to be “fish helper.” Other jobs that I am aware of are line leader, lunch helper, and some job that is connected with the activity areas in the classroom.
My daughter is five years old. School is pretty awesome.
Where does the joy go for students?
This post is not going to answer that question. It is too big for a simple blog post. But my daughter reminded me that for most students, the start of their school experience is filled with joy. With a love for helping. Filled with anticipation to feed a fish, pass out music sheets, and to enter the doors of their school every morning.
I can’t change the whole landscape of education with a blog… but for grammar today we are using Grammar Rock… at least the students will be humming in the hallways.
Hopefully you will, too.