Words are Gifts

The Simple Things

I carried my miniature plant to school this morning. Walking past our quiet playground, I knew our students would admire and appreciate it. Its uniqueness would encourage them to ask questions. My previous students named the class plant last semester, decorated and took care of it.

Passing beside the playground, I was reminded of the tree stumps that have been purposely buried in the playground sand, with protruding parts of different heights. On the first day of school, I noticed a few of our fifth graders playing on it. The students climbed and jumped onto the surrounding stumps with one girl on the middle stump. I watched them for a while and smiled.

Walking into school this morning, I thought about the possibilities the stumps will generate for our students. Their creative minds allow them to come up with the most innovative ideas. That is when I thought about how simple items can benefit students in many different ways.

4 responses to “The Simple Things”

  1. This is the perfect slice. 🍊

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  2. I love the contrast between the little plant and the aging stumps. In both cases, you capture the imagination of children in your own musings, and I can tell that you enjoy seeing the world through their eyes! Here’s to a great year! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. You’ve got me thinking! Thanks.

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  4. The plant is beautiful. And I always believe that it is the small every day things that make us to what we are.

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I am am Elementary school teacher at an International IB School in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. I write with groups of writers, such as Teach Write.


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