Kennedy came home from school a couple days ago and said, "Mom! Know what I did today?" After I made a few silly guesses, she informed me that she had talked to her teacher and explained to him that it made her uncomfortable when people in the class take the Lord's name in vain. He agreed with her and said he didn't like that either, and he put in place a new rule in the classroom that no one should say it.
I was so proud of her for having the courage to say something. I was also very pleased that her teacher was so responsive. I'm glad that she feels so comfortable in her class and with him that she can express ideas and feelings that might be difficult to share in a less friendly environment. I have a feeling 5th grade might be a year she will always remember fondly and her first male teacher might end up being one of her favorites!