“Jonathan, what do you want to be when you grow up?”
“A policeman. with a dog.”
“Oh cool. Like a German Shepard?”
“No. with a puppy.”
Every couple weeks, I ask the kids what they want to be when they grow up. It’s a great exercise to sample what the kids are observing about the world around them. Lately, Charlotte’s most common answer is “art teacher.”
The innocent and limitless view of the world is wonderful.
Yesterday, a good friend and I were talking about our kids and where we thought they would end up. He asked me “what are your expectations for Jonathan as far as education?” I responded that we expected him to go to college.
When I observe Jonathan, I have no doubt he will do it. He is doing very well in 1st grade, is developing good habits with homework and genuinely takes pride when he does well on tests. (In his first marking period report card, he received two perfect scores and in no subject did he receive a score lower than a 76%. Yes, I am one of those dad’s who brags about how great his kids are!)
How fortuitous that I should wake up this morning and while scanning my favorite blogs, come across this post about this very subject.
This would not even be dreamed about a few short years ago. The expectations, along with wonderful teaching aids, are helping our kids reach their full potential. Karen Strite is compiling a nice list of aids on her blog. Here, Here, and here. Keep up the great work, Karen.
Deedah was shown last Thursday night at our PTA meeting. There were about 100 parents, teachers and children in attendance and the film was very well received. We were fortunate to have Sharon Sand, the school district Senior Director of Curriculum and Instruction in attendance. She has expressed interest in getting the film into schools throughout the district. In addition, our local school board member (and good friend,) Greg Sapp, was there and wishes to show the film to the school board.
Thanks to the PTA board for hosting and allowing us to show the DVD.
We have wonderful fans who are getting Deedah shown all over the place. We love to hear about where it is being shown. If you have an event, we would be happy to promote it anyway we can. Thanks for your continued support.