I walked away from her, and allowed her to process what just happened. Ya know what...it worked?!?!?! What I said made sense to her. She came up to me later to ask a question...a bit unsure of how I'd receive her. I greeted her question as I would anyone..spoke to her with kindness & respect. I could see the tension leave her when she realized that things were good between us. I had my sweet student back!! UNTIL TOMORROW?!?!?!?!?! ha ha ha
I really have enjoyed working with this age group. It is a neat change of pace from my K-4 students I work with during the school year. However, I know that God has given me much love & grace for my little ones. I am wired to handle the day ins & day outs of the elementary age student. Middle schoolers are fun in small doses, but I know that there are those out there that God has wired with much love & grace...AND AN EXTRA HUGE HELPING OF PATIENCE for the middle school age students. God bless 'em!!