Mr. Kieran received a note yesterday from a girl in his class...asking him whether he would be her friend...and including boxes for him to check yes or no. At the bottom of the note was a large heart. I commented to him that I thought he was already her friend. He thought so too.
However, he returned the note to her today, with the "no" box checked. The heart made him nervous and put him off. Mike tried to point out how devastated she would be to receive that kind of rejection. However, he was undeterred. Clearly, he didn't want to lead her on. Poor thing. I hope she doesn't end up in years of therapy because of first-grade rejection.