It was a comment that is hard to forget.
You were subbing in a classroom full of children you had known for a long time. As a room full of first through third graders, you had been substitute teaching the majority of these children since there were three years old and where in preschool.
The comment was made as you had the whole class lined up at the door getting ready to go out for recess. Almost everyone was quiet when the third student in line said, “Why is that one tooth crooked and a different color?”
Now, it was silent. Used to dodging all kinds of questions as you made your way through several classrooms as you subbed in classrooms of all ages, you simply explained that was a chipped tooth from when you were little. Your answer set of a flurry of conversations about every t Continue reading