Thursday, January 13, 2011

Uno, Dos

The end of last year and beginning of this year have been a wild ride! I'll write more about our move to our new campus later and all the fun that brought over Christmas break. I have a sweet story to share though and don't want to forget it!

We had a new student start last week in first grade. She spoke no English and had just arrived from Mexico. Poor girl was scared - no one spoke her language and she didn't know what was going on! I found out she cried for 6 hours one day! The little girl who sat next to her (and is black) wanted to help. She was rubbing her back and talking to her. The teacher asked what she was saying and she responded, "If you talk to her in Spanish, she stops!" And she did. The teacher was surprised and told the little girl she didn't know she could speak Spanish! Sweet girl said "I can count and say colors!" That's all it took though! Made my heart melt!

PS - We have now moved the new girl to a different school for bilingual. :)

1 comment:

BearDad said...

I love this story! We tend to complicate things when, in reality, it takes so little to make an important relationship! Thanks for sharing this :)