edu180atl: sydney bullock 10.3.11
A First Grader asked me today, “How many people do you know?” I have never been asked this before. “I don’t know,” I responded. And I really didn’t know.
“What an interesting thinker!” I reflect.
Then, she asks “How many people do you NOT know?”
I’m stumped. I love her thinking. It got me thinking about the questions we ask ourselves. In our rush to fill our day with meaning, and cross things off our lists, do we ever stop and think outside the box?
She’s the same child who asked how the chef in the Dining Hall made the cupcake icing that was so yummy. She asks “why there is chicken in my soup?” and “what is on the other side of the Media Center windows?” She wonders and explores. Viewing the world from her eyes is so much more interesting than viewing it from mine.
We joke about children asking “why” all the time. But do we ask it enough?
Sydney Bullock is a First Grade teacher at Trinity School who tries to remember to ask “why?”