Running in the Halls

6 May



Sunny weather arrived last week and the kids behavior deteriorated and the temperatures rose. As the buses were arriving one morning, I happened to be on my way to the front office, when I saw Brandon T. tearing through the front doors intent on running straight to breakfast. He’s a 3rd grader, a bit of a pill, with not a great home life. I taught his older brother last year in 4th grade.

He looked at me. I looked at him. I called him to me. He started to turn, sure I was going to tell him to walk back to the front doors to show me he could walk to the cafeteria for breakfast. I called him again and this tim he walked up to me. I gave him a hug and said, “Thanks for walking.”

He gave me a surprised look. I smiled and we both carried on with our day.

Teachers are a little grumpy now. Our behavior is deteriorating as we get closer to the end of the year. I figured a little sugar was better than some more vinegar. And it’s nice to keep them on their toes.

5 Responses to “Running in the Halls”

  1. arjeha May 6, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    What a great turn around. I am sure you surprised him by not “yelling” at him for running. I’ll bet this just made his day.

  2. Brittany S. May 6, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    I loved this, Adrienne! Totally put a smile on my face!!!

  3. Tara Smith May 6, 2014 at 10:06 am #

    That’s a great story – you made each others’ day, really.

  4. newtreemom May 6, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    Just the kind of story we need as it warms up, and we start feeling so ready for summer break to hurry and get here! Made me smile! I’ll think of it tomorrow morning when I am in that front hall!

  5. Kathy Douglas May 6, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    What a nice story. I bet that did more than any walking back to do it “right” would ever do!

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