Sunday, February 28, 2010

Primary Teacher Report: Sammy

Sammy_September2009_ 004 On Sundays after church Sammy's primary teacher Kathryn often sends some kind of story about Sammy. They're so...indescribably...Sam! Enjoy!

2/14/2010: "Oh yeah and now for the funny moment...we were towards the end of the lesson anyhow. But the lesson was about families and after talking about how we were named and sharing the pictures, I said that since it's Valentine's Day and we show extra love today, how do our families show love for us everyday. I was trying to give the boys (I had all boys today, all in blue too, LOL!) ideas and at one point I asked "do your mommies help clean your rooms?" and very matter of factly Sammy says "No, we just always keep things messy." I was already kind of fading since my sinuses are killing me and I just couldn't get back into the lesson, I totally got the giggles. So we did our drawings instead and ended class and then walked down for water and the bathroom. Kids this age are never know what they will say...And since I have a 4 yr old who loves to do that I totally couldn't get back into the swing of the lesson once I started laughing. "

2/21/2010: "Okay so last week Sammy ratted out your housecleaning tactics. This week it's this: I showed them all my Articles of Faith chart and how they'd all learned and passed off #1. So I said now we will working on learning #2 in class and I had them repeat it with me. I let them know they can practice at home with their parents. Sammy raises his hand. When I said he could talk he told me that you have a really hard time with that one and that I will have to come and teach it to you before he can learn it. Trying not to laugh I said that I think I could do that if he really wants me to. And he said "Yes. And you already know where we live." He's pretty serious about it. When would like me to come over and teach it to you? ;)"

2/28/2010: "Well today you were spared of any ratting out by Sammy. But Thad wasn't. As part of the lesson I had made paper hearts and written messages on them and left them on their chairs before class. I led into the lesson by saying what a nice thing it was and asked who could have left it. After they told me, I asked who else does nice things for us. Trying to help them out "Do your mommies do nice things?" They all said yes. "Do your daddies?" All but Sammy said yes. He raises his hand. I let him speak. "No my daddy never does nice things." Trying to be positive I said "Well I know your daddy and I'm pretty sure he does nice things for you." I was hoping Sammy would agree with me. Instead I get a head shake and a "believe me, he really doesn't." What a character he is! But hey at least he's passing off his Articles of Faith.....he passed off #2 today! Woohoo!"

And one from back 12/19/2009 from me to her but about her.. "Thad told Sammy today that his primary teacher (you) brought him cookies last night and that he should give her a hug and a kiss on Sunday and say thanks. He responded, "I'm not going to kiss her" and when Daddy asked why he stated, "I'm not going to marry her!"

Okay, and a nice one from 8/9/2009: "Wanted to share this because it made me happy as his teacher....Sometimes as a Sunbeam teacher you wonder if you are even getting the main point of the lessons across to these squirmy little ones. Today Sammy showed that yes indeed we do manage to do help them learn something each week. First I have to share that 2 weeks ago the lesson was on saying I'm sorry if you've hurt someones feelings or whatever. Then last week the lesson was on forgiving others. So today.......some of the kids kept getting up and down and I've have to remind them to please sit back down in their chairs. Accidently Laura bumped into Alina who came over to tell me that Laura hurt her. Before I could say a word in regards to the situation, Sammy pipes up with this: "Alina I saw it was an accident. But Laura you still need to say I'm sorry. (Laura says "I'm sorry") And Alina you need to say you forgive her. (Alina says "I forgive you Laura.") Okay now we can go back to our lesson." Sis. Woods gave those two lessons. She's going to love hearing how Sammy remembered them and put them to good use and in class no less! :) "

How about another funny one? 3/17/2009: "I had to keep from laughing in primary yesterday. Sammy kept picking his nose and trying to hand whatever he picked out of it to poor little Alina. Alina would then say loudly enough for me to hear but still remaining quiet enough for nobody else to hear "Ewww! I don't want that! You keep it! Ewww! Teacher, tell him I don't want that!" It was more her reaction that made me want to laugh. Gotta love Sunbeams! :)"


Jen Kesler said...

How fun is that! She must be a great Primary teacher!

Kathryn said...

Can't say that I'm great but I do have kids of my own and love hearing their stories so I try to pass them on. These little ones are the best ever. Well as long as my own daughter isn't in the class. Last year was a challenge with her. But I'm blessed to have a few of the kids back in my class this year because we needed some CTR4's to come and help our 1 lonely Sunbeam how to choose the right and Sammy is one of them. Between him and a very talkative little girl class is never boring. They have the ability to make me laugh, keep me on my toes with keeping trying to stear comments back to the lesson, and amaze all on the same day. So if I can share those moments with the parents who wonder how their kids do in primary each week then I try. :)

wackywilsons said...

I think it's great that your teacher gives comment about the primary class. Talk about going above and beyond! Great idea...he sounds like he brings so much joy to all.

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