the class comforter

November 22, 2011 |  Category:   life

It’s not uncommon in grade school for each student to be assigned a class job that rotates every week, but some of the jobs in Claudine’s kindergarten class have been a bit unusual. See her up there at a recent field trip to the park to sketch some trees? She’s the “class comforter”. What’s that you ask? She comforts her fellow classmates when they need comforting, of course. When I asked her what the job entailed she told me,”well, I take care of them if they are crying or sad and pat them on the back and say ‘it’s ok’.”
Damn. I think we all could use a class comforter by our side right about now.

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  • Nicole Franzen November 23, 2011 at 8:14 am

    shes amazing 🙂 love that

  • maja November 23, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    That is the sweetest thing ever! How did you pick this amazing school? We’re looking at a public city school for our future Kindergardener in our crappy district, curious how others made their decision.

  • Margaret November 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Oh that has really made me smile, that is so sweet. Love Claudine’s hat!

  • Susan November 23, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I need one of those now,, comfort,,

  • Misha November 23, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Aw! so sweet. the innocence of that…”class comforter” I sort of can’t wrap my mind around it… I <3 it, though.

  • Susan November 23, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Seriously?! Wow…kindergarten has really evolved! I could very often use a “class comforter”…and Claudine would fit the bill. I feel comforted just looking at her cute face!

  • Mary November 25, 2011 at 6:06 am

    The story (and Claudine’s hat) are too cute.

  • Jill November 26, 2011 at 4:30 am

    So… when you post stories like this, does the “Publish Now” button actually make the sound of a thousand hearts collectively melting? Or are you just left to your own imagination? 😉

  • Mrs. Kinne November 27, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I love that this is a class job!

    My first-graders and I practice saying, “Are you o.k.?” at the beginning of the school year, just in case someone’s body or heart gets hurt.

  • stacy November 28, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    how sweet is that? and I want her hat!!!

  • cat December 2, 2011 at 12:26 am

    that is adorable. she is adorable, even more so with that hat. i could imagine her comforting anyone-not just her classmates-and making their worries meltaway. i could really use a hug from her right now as i’m looking for work in this awful economy 🙁

  • Mrs D December 5, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Ahh, I just love that. Teaching a bit of empathy and compassion is a good thing!

    That last photo = oh my freaking lord. A contemplative artist. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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