Very wonderful words, May God bless you.
Have you heard of that childhood mantra? I hear it quite often from my 3rd graders, and I try to explain to them its inherent fallibility. I had a student a while back find a dollar that another child had accidentally dropped. I was watching him out of the corner of my eye and saw him pick it up and discreetly slip it into his pocket. Little did he know, I already knew who the dollar belonged to, and this was an opportunity for a lesson too good to pass up, so I quickly made my way across the room to confront him.
“Hey, where’d you get that dollar?,” I asked. He was pretty excited to come into a little extra spending money, so he replied, “I found it on the floor!” After I told him the dollar didn’t belong to him, his immediate response was, “Finders-keepers!” Now, I’ve used…
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