Perseverance.

Week ten, day four. Learning about being a good citizen.

“Repeat after me, class. Perseverance.”

Perseverance.

Perseverance is when you never give up, even when it’s hard.”

Perseverance is when you never give up, even when it’s hard.

“Who do you know in your life that shows perseverance?”

D: I know! Ms Q, you!

“Why me, D?”

Because we’re bad, and you have to holler at us, and you’re still here!

“Thank you, D. I disagree with one thing you said. You aren’t bad. I do have to holler at you sometimes, but you aren’t bad.”

…….

A “Get out of my face!”

L “Don’t say that! Be a good citizen!”

……

They’re learning, and I’m learning.  I’m pooped, but I’m so proud of the people they’re becoming. I could cry.

(For any number of reasons…)

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