HOLIDAY ORDERS PLACED BY DECEMBER 1ST WILL ARRIVE BY CHRISTMAS!

accomp'ny me

In my classroom we have helpers. And two of my helpers, one boy and one girl, are in charge of...oh, I don't know. Odd jobs, we'll call them.
A message to the office.
Can you erase the board?
A lunchbox down the hall. Yesterday, I asked them to do a job and it was really a one person job. But the boy? He wanted to help.


I said, "That's fine. You can accompany her."


"A what?" He asked.


"Accompany her."


"Umm..." he turned to go back to his desk.
"Bob Seger." I said. "He sings a song called 'You'll Accompany Me'. Like that. Walk with her. Accompany her."


"Oh--" he glanced at her; she glanced at me, "...kay."

And so another year begins. Another year of students having no real idea what I'm talking about ...but being cheerful enough to play along anyway.


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