Wednesday, February 4, 2015

All of My Youth

6th grade is a big entry year in my school, so all fall and winter, we have kids visiting as part of their admissions process.  When they visit, they get a host.  It's kind of a big deal to be a host.  You have to apply to do it, and if you do a less-than-stellar job, you don't get to do it again.  Basically, we want the kids visiting to have a swell time.

This week, one of my funniest little advisees got assigned to be a host without applying.  This happens sometimes if the visitor knows someone already and wants to spend the day with that person.

"I have to talk to you about something," the advisee told me, seriously.  She pulled the assignment sheet from her backpack.

"Oh!" I said, enthusiastically.  "I saw Ms. G. give that to you.  You're going to be a host!"

"I did NOT apply to be a host," the advisee announced.

"Hmmm," I said.  "Well, sometimes the visitors request.  Do you know this person?" I pointed at the name of the visitor.

"Kind of," the advisee admitted.

"How nice," I said, smiling.  "She wants to spend the day with you."

"Well," said the advisee, skeptically.

"So, do you think you can do it?" I probed encouragingly.

"I GUESS," the advisee conceded.

"Great!" I cheered.  "Just give her a call tonight and tell her what to bring for PE."

"CALL her?" Advisee frowned.

Coaching continued.

1 comment:

LH said...

When I was young, I would have been all in for this. As a 54 year old person, I would be extremely hesitant. Call someone???? I think not.
I'm sure the Sixer will do a great job, especially with the continued coaching.