One of the kids finally said something to him today, after
he burst into tears because somebody moved his paper across
the table, "You cry EVERY day, stop it!" That caused the
little guy to cry even harder and insist that he did NOT cry
I took him aside and quietly tried to calm him down, and I
told him, yes, you do cry every day. We don't know whether
it's something really important, like you got physically
hurt, if you got your feelings hurt, which does hurt, or if
you just misunderstood somebody else. This isn't the first
time I've tried to talk with him about this problem.
I don't know what else I can do or say to him. Any ideas? Is
this just a maturity thing? This is my first year teaching
straight K after 10 years of Music K-12, so I'm still
learning about full-timing it with 5 and 6 year olds.