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Each Day Holds the Unexpected

     One year I taught fourth grade for an extended time while their teacher recuperated from surgery.  I never really missed teaching a regular class until I was given the opportunity to do it more or less full time again.  I was reminded how much I learned each day from those children and I enjoyed a closeness that only comes from being a classroom teacher.  I was reminded too of the unexpected and totally hilarious things that sometimes happen.
   
Following a lesson and discussion about dinosaurs, I had turned my back to put notes on the board.  I heard a throat clear behind me and turning to check on the class I saw a hand frantically waving and a small boy's worried face.

    "What's wrong Stanley?" I asked.
    "It's my eraser, " came the reply...."I can't get it."
    "Well," I said, "perhaps you can borrow  one to use for now".
     He looked at me with utter embarrassment and a little concern and answered slowly..... "It's in my nose." he said.
     He had been playing with his pencil, stuck it up his nose and the eraser had come off inside.
    That was the day I had to call Stanley's Dad to come to school and pick up his son so that he could take him to the hospital to get the eraser out of his nose. 

      Unexpected things do happen when you work with children.

 
 
  It was the end of September and to my dismay I had one little boy in my class who just did not pay attention.  It seemed that I needed to have eyes in the back of my head just to keep him on task and to keep him from disturbing others around him.  One day as I was writing on the chalkboard a disturbance behind me but in the direction of Nathan's desk, alerted me to remind him to pay attention.   Without turning around I said,  "Nathan, up here!", hoping that I would draw his attention to what I was writing on the board.

     I continued at the board when I suddenly realized that Nathan was standing beside me,  "Nathan, what are you doing here?"  I asked.

He looked at me with the most innocent brown eyes,   "You thaid up here," he lisped, "and here I am!"

    

    

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