Cheering

“Ms. Wet-more! Ms. Wet-more! Ms. Wet-more!” chanted a dozen first graders.

“Um…I’m not so sure guys.”

“Ms. Wet-more! Ms. Wet-more! Ms. Wet-more!” the chant grew louder attracting more kids.

“I’m too tall for this.”

“Ms. Wet-more! Ms. Wet-more! Ms. Wet-more!” now even some adults joined in.

“Fine! I’ll try it,” I finally said giving in to the chants.

The kids gathered around. 2 paras grabbed the ends of the ropes. “1, 2, 3… jump” they said. And off I went. Kids counting and cheering in the background.

Eventually I stumbled (on purpose) so that we could all head in from recess.

“Wow! That was awesome,” several kids said.

“You did 20! That’s the best ever,” another said.

“Will you do it again next week?” I heard from afar.

“I just might” I said while thinking what have I gotten myself into now?!

 

5 thoughts on “Cheering

  1. The moments when children see us as one of them are the best. These moments, like you’ve captured here, go a long way in creating relationships and community which, in the end, supports learning and risk taking! Yay YOU!!!

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