Thursday, December 6, 2012

Contagious Personality

Rojo came home from school today with this list. Apparently his health class did some activity, where all the kids passed paper around, and the rest of the class wrote down what they liked about everyone. I'm having a bit of a hard time piecing it all together, as Rojo said, "I have no idea," when I asked him what the list was about. It was only after asking him if he wrote down things on other people's lists, that I got a few more details.

I love the list. I agree with the list. My favorite on the list, I think, is "contagious personality." I would have to agree that he's contagious.

His dear friend since kindergarten is in this class. It's the only mainstream class Rojo has (and he has a 1:1 student assistant). I love that Rojo and his buddy are together one period a day. I love that they try to crack each other up in there to make the day more fun for each other. I love that the friend wrote, "best buds 4ever."


Not enough can be made of that.

Contagious. What can I say?


Amber said...

Oh, I love this. I have heard of this before-- how cool that this teacher did it, and that he got to be a part of it.

I heard a story about it on the Tara Brach dharma talk...It was a nun/teacher at a catholic school who has the students do it, way back many years ago. Then years later, a student died and at the service, his mom told her that he had that list on him when he passed, and that he always carried it. Hearing this, other students who were there said they also still had theirs, and some took them out of their wallets...

I think it is a beautiful and powerful story. How we all need to know. To be validated.

...He's a good, good boy, and you know that. It's nice though, to see how others know it, huh?

oxoxo :)

Elizabeth said...

I caught it. Thank you for "giving" it to us. :)

kario said...

What a lovely activity! We should all get together with a group of people and a notebook and tell each other what we appreciate about each other more often.

I have a feeling he gets his contagious personality from his mother...


Kim said...

I LOVE that list!! I can only hope to be so lucky as to catch a little of what Rojo's got!