Keep in mind we watched Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. clips, and parts of Selma over the weekend. When I checked Sydney’s comprehension(it’s a teacher thing). She told me Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a poppop and he talks fast.
There is a Jimmy Dean Boycott going on in Copher’s Community. I made the mistake of buying her sausage in the same package, but a bigger package. Well, that did it. Syd would not eat the Jimmy Dean Sausage. She said, “That’s not Jimmy.”
So she had her pop tarts for breakfast and seemed content. I started thinking about the rolls of Jimmy Dean in my freezer. I decided to give Jimmy Dean a try again on Tuesday.
Syd helped me get everything for breakfast. She saw that I was using the small package and I began to cook breakfast. She waited patiently for her sausage. When I gave her the sausage, she was very quiet. She picked up the sausage, smelled it and put it down.
She started chanting “NO MORE JIMMY DEAN, NO MORE JIMMY DEAN”. I did my best not to laugh. I searched for my phone to begin taping. But what happened next made me laugh so hard that I cried. Syd starting singing “We Shall Overcome.”
I learned a lot from Sydney that day. She is done with Jimmy Dean. So please send me recipes for the case of sausage I have in my freezer. Next, Sydney understood what Dr. King taught in the videos she watched. Not only did she understand, she applied it to a real life application. Isn’t this what we want our students to do?
The moral of the story is: If Sydney doesn’t demonstrate her comprehension immediately. It doesn’t mean she doesn’t know. She is waiting to share it with you in a meaningful situation that is important to her.
Many could learn from her nonviolent protest!