Daily Archives: June 7, 2006

Notes from First Grade


It’s the last week of school, and every night Katie’s backpack is filled with papers, folders, and projects as her teacher goes through the process of helping the students clean out their desks and cubbies for the end of the year.

Sorting through the mess this evening, I was delighted to happen across this note. The unsigned party’s handwriting doesn’t match Katie’s, so I can only assume it was accidentally swept off of a neighbor’s desk as they cleaned up for the day:

Child #1:
Why did you tell everybody about the dream that was rude!
Thanks a lot
love Maysen

I thout it was funny
I din’t mean know that it was Rude
but I saved your Life in my dream are you happy about that?

I have a lot of hope that these two can work it out. Maybe it’s the “love” at the end of Maysen’s rebuke, or the heartwarming dream heroics of Child #2, but I think their friendship is going to make it through the Embarrassing Dream Incident and into deeper waters of understanding and support.

It’s never too early to practice good conflict resolution skills.