Besides the obvious advantage of seeing kids learn from my teaching, there is also the advantage of being with 9-10 year olds all day. You see and hear lots of things that can make you laugh. You can just imagine. Some are captured by photos, including a kid pulling tape from his hair that he put on for a short speech, bedhead from a sleepover, the leftover plate from the brownies given to me last week, a gift given the night before school started or maybe a fun drawing a kid might make. There's also the cool gifts given and the evidence of kids' learning too. So, here you go, a few photos to tell the story of what can happen in a classroom, beyond the teaching and learning.
© 2015 Peter J. Wilson
Peter Wilson teaches fourth grade at University Lake School, in Hartland, WI.