Scene: It’s before gym and we’re working on our reading. One first grader, A, just told me it’s her birthday today.
A: “Ms. A do you know what else?”
Me: “This is our last comment, ok? What else?”
A: “ When I was little and like and like a real baby.. um.. my name was still A”
7 other tiny hands shoot up
Owner of tiny hand #1: “I was a baby once.”
Owner of tiny hand #2: “Yeah I had a name too.”