Today I employed the fifth graders to teach the Kindergarten and First
grade, class by class, a simple task which we use as a center. The
fifth graders are everyone's least favorite class and they have given me
plenty of trouble over the last few years. They were so wonderful!
Even the most unfocused among them gave those little ones their
undivided attention. They stayed with it for two and one half hours.
By the end of each 25 minute session each youngster could ply two
strands (and more) together into "rope" and tie the ends with an
overhand knot. I will not soon forget this day. I am very proud of
them and every other teacher at school knows it!