Wednesday, January 7, 2009

cultural norms

when i went to pick my class up in the cafeteria a few came running up to me to tell me that one of my kiddos had spit on the floor. he is abby's brother and just came into the country. when i asked him he said, "yeah, of course".

ew. but i know this kid and know how much he wants to do the right thing all the time. so this seems odd. unless he didn't know we don't spit on the floor.

so all i said was, "ok, well then you need to clean it up. in america we don't spit on the floor. go get a paper towel and clean it up, ok?"

"ok" he nodded, and went off to clean.

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