Saturday, August 23, 2014

Future Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank?

The Matron, awash with maternal anticipation for Middle School, took Merrick to orientation for his academically rigorous new school. Incoming sixth-graders were given a piece of paper with five questions and ushered into the gym, where a teacher explained precisely what they were to do with that piece of paper over the next two hours. Students would be going to small classroom meetings, where they would hear school themes and messages that should be recorded onto that paper to answer the five questions. This went on, clearly and without deviation, for 15 minutes. Then the group disbanded for said small classroom meetings.

Merrick (waving paper): "Mom?!! What do I do with this?"

Matron: "We just spent the past half hour talking about this!"

Merrick: "We did?"

Matron: "You go room to room with your group, and the teachers will give you ideas about how to answer the questions on the paper. Does that make sense?"

Merrick: "Is this school now or something before that happens? And what did you say again about that paper?"

When she left him with group and home room teacher, all she  could do was shove him into the fold, look the teacher square in the eye and say: (with meaiing):  "Good luck."
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5 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am sure he will rock it--assuredly not like his siblings, but rock it all the same.

troutbirder said...

Actually I had several Merricks as a student in my 8th grade geography class. Oh wait. That can't be. I retired twelve years ago...:)

MJ said...

I've missed your Merrick stories! I'll need to return to catch up!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

The world is Merrick's canvas. Lucky us.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That teacher will have to be CLEAR as GLASS because he thinks outside of the box. I adore that kind of a brain.