1/17/11

Sometimes when my lips move, they DO hear what I say.


Last week, I received this email from a parent.


Dear Mrs. Smythe,

I have to tell you that I loved hearing what Ava learned about Dr. Martian Luther King. (Yes, I said Martian.)


She shared about how “brown people don't have to go to the back of the line like they had to before Martian Luther King said they could go with the white people, as long as they get there first. You still can't cut because that would be rude.”



She may think he was a Martian, but she heard the message loud and clear. J



Reason 4,567 of why I teach.

26 comments:

In the Heart of Happy said...

I just love little kids...they say the cutest things.

Joanie said...

Martian. I love it!!!

middleagedcrazywoman said...

Just when you beginning to wonder if ANYONE is listening you get that. Congrats! It says a lot for your teaching skills right there - some got the main message!

Also - history would be more interesting IF there were martians don't 'cha think?

M

Scope said...

I think the most important lesson there is "no cuts". If everybody was fair and considerate, what a nice world this would be.

That Janie Girl said...

Yup, she got it...

xoxoxoxo

SkylersDad said...

I'm with Scope, especially when they start driving!

Lynn MacDonald said...

OMG...that is awesome. It reminds me of a funny story that i'm going to write about eventually but it has to do with Rosa Parks...and buses.

Cheryl D. said...

That's pretty cool! Kids really do get it!

Suzy said...

I wonder if they celebrate this day on Mars.

Gigi said...

She may be a little sketchy on the details - but she got the important part! Good job.

Captain Dumbass said...

She got something out of it, go with that.

J.R. Reed said...

For some reason that reminded me of the movie Barber Shop. The old guy (Cedric the Entertainer)said that Rosa Parks "wasn't no hero. She was just too damn lazy to walk to the back of the bus."

J.J. in L.A. said...

I'm with Scope and SkyDad. lol! The message got through.

Cora said...

Awww. Reminds me of the time my daughter came home from Kindergarten and told me all about this wonderful man they had talked about in school: "Lion King Jr."

*snicker*

Priceless.

Amy said...

Those sweet little ears are hearing. . . at least the important parts.
Makes it all worth while!

Rima said...

Awesome.

magdalena viktoria said...

Ha, love this!

Casey Freeland said...

Very nice!

LiBBy said...

Hahahaha! I never before realized how much MLK looks like Gomez Adams from the 1960's Adams family TV show. Sweet drawing and sweet kid!
LB

Lili said...

Thank goodness for children and teachers like you VM. Wouldn't it be something if more adults got the point without resorting to passive aggressive behaviors?

Irish Gumbo said...

Wow, it worked! That is awesome! I'm sure Martian would be proud :)

Brian Miller said...

take me to your leader...i got something to say...

Dawn said...

I have a dream... that one day Martians and...
Oh wait, that's another speech. LOL

MJ's doghouse said...

oh man...gotta love em

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Rebecca said...

Even though she was talking about Martian sounds like her daughter got the message!