There’s been some trouble at school.
It seems Stage Two (Grades 3 & 4) have been testing the boundaries somewhat (in class and on excursions) and it has led to two special assemblies in the last week where the Principal has had to ‘have words’.
The latest ‘session’ took place yesterday, straight after the normal Monday morning assembly.
Apparently the kids that hadn’t been in trouble in class were allowed to leave and only those who have had some ‘strikes’ against their names had to stay.
The Principal was about to start when she noticed Mac still sitting in the midst of the group.
“Mac, you probably don’t need to be here?” she suggested.
“No… Nah” was the resounding call of about five of his classmates as they pointed towards him – to be sure they weren’t misunderstood… “he’s had his name on the board this week”.
“Oh” the Principal responded quizzically while seeking out a ‘confirmation nod’ from Mac’s teacher.
And so he stayed… with his classmates for their “en-masse admonishment”.
Isn’t this “why we fight?”… so our kid can get in as much strife as the other kids.
Ahhh, it warms my heart.
Oh, and if you’re wondering what Mac does to get himself into trouble. He giggles and chuckles when the others get into trouble. It is very difficult for the teacher to hold any ‘balance of power’ when you have a belly laugher in the classroom ‘mocking your stern tones’.
So Mac is learning how and when it’s appropriate to chortle and guffaw like this…
His teacher reports he is certainly improving and trying really hard to contain himself at times.