Slice 27 Flowers

Today I went and got the fifth graders from the cafeteria.  My job was to round-up the kids who were futzing around in the cafeteria and make sure the trash and tables were cleaned up.    As I entered the classroom afterwards one of the boys was standing with three jonquils in a green vase.  Here he said.  I was so taken aback and surprised.  I thanked him and asked where he got them. He said next to the building, the garden.  I didn’t have the heart to tell him they weren’t there to be picked.  I placed them on my desk and every time I look at them I am reminded of the simple acts of kindness that are not shaded by an adult mind.


About showgem

I am a wife, a mother, a fifth grade writing teacher, a sister, a daughter, a sibling, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a co-worker, a yoga practitioner, a learner, a reader and a writer.
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8 Responses to Slice 27 Flowers

  1. Thank you for appreciating that young man’s gift of giving.

  2. Jama says:

    You handled that with grace. Perhaps he will continue to give flowers to significant women in his life, and his wife will thank you someday.

  3. Tam says:

    You did the right thing about not telling him the truth about the flowers. His heart was definitely in it.

  4. capewriter says:

    Yes; sometimes we just have to look the other way…straight into the child’s heart and away from our own understanding of what is right. He just wanted to do something kind… Thank you for sharing this fifth grade flower slice :). b

  5. elsie says:

    Futzing, what a great word! A sweet gesture from a student for his teacher.

  6. blogpraylove says:

    What a sweet gift 🙂 It’s gestures such as this that can really brighten a teacher’s day.

  7. Those flowers were destined for your room. You were wise to accept them with such grace. What a treasure!

  8. Dana says:

    What a sweet thought he had. How touching.

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