Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Clara: Learning (the wrong?) things about getting what she wants in the world
Clara's class went on a field trip to the Aquarium a few months ago. Somehow (how?) she persuaded one of the accompanying parents to buy her a large, pink, glittery, stuffed dolphin. Just one for her, not for the whole class. That there wasn't a kindergartener's mutiny over this is a miracle. Clara insisted on bringing her ill-gotten dolphin to school later that week. And then someone "borrowed" it. Can you blame them? I would totally have stolen it myself were I another, jealous kindergartener. Clara made a tragic poster: "I lost my dolphin, I loved my dolphin." Miraculously, it showed up again.
Last week, Clara left a toy pony (the purple one, what's her name? Twilight Sparkle) on the outside picnic table at Winton's preschool, and it disappeared. She made another poster. "I lost my pony. I loved my pony." Yesterday one of the preschool teachers presented Clara with a replacement pony (a New pony, a Rarity not a Twilight Sparkle) because she "just felt so sad when she saw the poster."
Posted by Antje M. Rauwerda at 10:41 AM