Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Where Do You Go To School?

Suzanne started Sunday school last week -- we missed the first two classes because of our "homeschool field trip." There was a list on the wipe-board in the classroom with the children's names and listed next to each was the school they are attending. I assume this list was started in the first or second classes as an ice-breaker.

The list would certainly demonstrate to the kids that they shouldn't feel left out if there weren't any kids from their school in class. Of the approximately 14 children on the board, there were at least 6 different schools represented. I reflected on this list for awhile. Suzanne was not listed, I assume because she was not in attendance at the first two classes and that no one took much notice of the list anymore. However, while I was there, in the last minutes of the third class, one of the teacher's wrote up another child's name and his school (its possible that it was her son since it was her first Sunday teaching). It was a school I hadn't heard of -- I was informed it is an exclusive private school. Its funny, because my town in not short on exclusive private schools, and yet there exists a higher plane elsewhere. I can only wonder...

Anyway, based on the list, I'd say less than half of the kids go to public schools -- within that, there were three or four different public schools listed (as far as I know; a couple of them may have been private). What I found most interesting about this list was following the money trail -- it was interesting to see who was forking out how much for their kids' education. I'm being crass, this was probably just a simple ice-breaker for the kids.

5 comments:

Witness Protection Program Enrollee said...

FWIW, I figured it was probably the teacher's interest in following the money trail that prompted the exercise.

But that's just the curmudgeonry talking.

Marjorie said...

You have cloaked your identity so thoroughly that I have no idea who this is, though I can't help but wonder if the back of your Ford Windstar bears a Kerry/Edwards bumper sticker.

Anyway, I'm glad you said it, because I can't help but wonder.

Witness Protection Program Guy said...

Sorry about all the cloak-and-dagger stuff, but the Blogsphere has ears. Suffice to say I was standing quite close to you Sunday when you noticed the list on the board. And no, no Winstar with Kerry/Edwards sticker. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Marjorie said...

ohhhh....
I never would have guessed ;-) Nope, the language was not a tip-off, I know a lot of people who use the term "curmudgeonry"

clanlally said...

What about listing "Unclimber Academy"?

:)