Thursday, May 20, 2010
Thousand Words Thursday: "Broken Heart" Edition
Language Arts class was interrupted by three boys from our house, saying they needed to talk to me. I stepped into the hallway. In a roundabout way, they explained that they had been "practicing a skit" in my room (alone) when they "accidentally bumped into" the wall, where I had a ceramic plaque hanging. They were very apologetic and sincere. I wasn't sure how to respond at first, because in my line of work (my usual line, with juvenile delinquents) I am so unfamiliar with students taking responsibility for their actions that I was at first taken aback!
We walked down to my room, where I found the broken plaque and a stack of apology notes. (So cute.) (Not sure why Mikey thought it was heart-shaped, but oh well.) Then, I watched as four 12-year-old boys set about gluing (even mixing paint to match the color) the piece of artwork to make amends.
Kendall lovingly made the plaque for me a few years ago. It doesn't look perfect anymore, but really, it is.
For the record, I removed my name from the plaque for this post (it's still on the actual plaque and looks fine :)
Thousand Words Thursday is a photo meme hosted by Jen, at Cheaper Than Therapy.