Remember that grade 3 girl who I was doing the drawing exchange with? Well some other students found out she was getting drawings (and not understanding the arrangement we had about I-draw-one-she-copies-and-I-draw-a-new-one-for-her-to-copy) and suddenly they were all clamoring for drawings. My co-teacher JH scolded them and they backed off – though this included the original girl.
Well I thought our merry days of sketching trades were done for, but lo! She turned up the other day with the sheet in her hand and a completed beaver on the sheet (I’ve started doing a Canadian theme).
And so I drew her a raccoon and she was delighted. I have her class again tomorrow and I’m hoping she has another to show me. This is probably my favourite thing about teaching Thursdays and Fridays.