It was the second week of school. The Kindergarteners arrived for art
decked out in their old shirts and the teacher whispered to me that
Chrystal was here and hadn't spoken yet in school. I was lucky. The
student teacher was taking this class so I sat next to Chrystal and we
followed the directions. We drew squares and circles. I helped. Then
we were to cut them out. I positioned the scissors into her hand
demonstrating how to open and shut them, which fingers went into which
holes (rarely do I have time to sit with one student and provide such
knowledge one to one). I spent ten minutes trying to teach her to cut.
Finally she looked at me frustrated and said, "I CAN DO IT BETTER WITH
MY OTHER HAND." She picked them up with her left hand and cut away with
no difficulty at all.
When the teacher picked up the kids I told her that not only does
Chrystal talk but she is left handed.
I learned a lot that day and I laughed too.
Kelly in CT