Summer has arrived. Well, perhaps not by the calendar date, but for all intents and purposes, it is summer. The school year has come to a close. Days are growing longer and bedtime begs for just ten more minutes. And sure enough, it is the time of year for playing outside long after dinnertime, for…Continue Reading “Summer Love and Hate”
She could peg a kid just behind the ear with a stub of chalk from fifty paces.
If you misbehaved in her classroom, she knew it before you even thought about doing it and stopped you dead in your potentially insubordinate tracks. Like dogs smell fear, she could smell a kid attempting to engage in “shenanigans,” as she called them. She could tell whose voice spoke out of turn or who passed the note across the aisle even with her back turned to write the day’s penmanship lesson on the board. She had eyes in the back of her head and she kept them hidden under her royal blue habit.
Her name was Sister Francine.Continue Reading "Once Upon a Time in Third Grade…"