Do you ever find notebooks used by your kids that only have maybe 5-10 pages used and that’s it?
I found such a notebook. It was Sam’s from last year and it showed all the signs of classroom use – dates on each page, stamps of stars and thumbs up on it, and the occasional teacher comment.
Before deciding whether or not to commandeer the notebook for myself, I took a look and found some of Sam’s thoughts. Since this blog is part scrapbook, I’m taking the liberty to copy some of his writings here:
“I don’t think that’s true. I don’t think there are a lot of misunderstandings between old people and young people. Grandparents usually know what you want.”
That made me laugh. I flipped the page.
“Life is like a roller coaster. Every big change in life is like a loop and the small changes are turns. At the end of life, it is the end of the ride.”
My eyebrows rose, impressed. My son can write some deep stuff. I turned to the next page, excited to read more of the inner workings of my young writer’s mind.
“The best part of 4th grade was when I burped real loud.”
I commandeered the notebook.