Myths, Big and Small

The essays come home in waves, taking the form of a packet.  There’s a lot to wade through in order to understand how the kids are doing, but it’s every parent’s job.  Since I’m more visual, and since I like to know how all the kids are doing, I find the walls of the classroom taped up with dozens of essays in one giant object d’art much more interesting.  Standing in front of it I can see the plain truth of third graders; the composition is iffy, the spelling atrocious, but overall they are more honest and know what matters better than many adults.

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