Tuesday, November 18, 2008
November 17--"Hi, Miss Klein"
I could tell Austen was excited for me to volunteer in her 1st grade class today when she took me around to all the bulletin boards in the hallways showing me all of her artwork and "E" papers that were hung. The majority of my time in Mrs. Arnold's class was spent cutting laminated nick-nacks for her in the back of the classroom. Although I wasn't working directly with her, Austen was so cute and kept turning around and thumbs uping me (as if to say that I'm doing a great job at being an awesome older cousin). When it came to "reading center" time, I was assigned to walk around and help the kids that weren't in a group with their reading workbooks. I noticed that this one little boy kept turning around and looking at me, then turning back around and giggling to himself. After a few rounds of the "giggle looks" he started raising his hand and asking me how to say certain words in his book. I thought he was just having trouble reading it, and it wasn't after he asked me the 10th word that I realized he had mastered the art of flirting at age 5.