Tuesday, November 11, 2014

You just never know

After conferences a week or so ago, I had one left. The family had gone out of town the week of conferences, so I hadn't had a chance to meet with them. I saw the mom after school and asked her if we could meet after school one day. So last Friday was it. 

It was a good conference, but she said one thing that stuck with me. She was saying that her son repeats the stories I tell in class {oh gosh, does that make me a little nervous - what all have I told them!}, and sometimes I talk about my daughter who's at college. So now, this little 2nd grader has decided that college is what comes after high school. He's been telling his high school brother that he needs to be planning for college. 

To me, this is a hooray, and although it's something unintentional with the stories that I share with them, it is something that I want for my students. I want them to see that there is more than just school, and just 2nd grade, and just the skills I'm trying to teach and share with them now. There is a whole big world of opportunities - and you need some sort of training, education, whatever to make that happen. I guess you just never know how they are going to get that idea!


  1. Cool! It's a great reminder for me to be intentional and purposeful about my stories. They're listening. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. We have been told by our admin to talk up college all the time to our students, even kinders. Say things like When you go to college. . . and plant the seed now.

  3. I talk to my kiddos about college frequently. I attended college in the town I teach in, so it is pretty easy for me to tie it in. One of my kiddos this year decided he wasn't going to college because he didn't want to have to go to school anymore. Another child told him you could have ice cream anytime you want in college, and he was totally game. Whatever works, right?!? Have a great end of the week!

    A Very Curious Class

  4. I tell stories about my kids a lot. Not in college yet, but I could talk about college. Great idea.

  5. I sometimes worry about the stories I tell, too. You never know what will come out in the translation:)