Autumn is here and we are in full swing at Los Angeles Christian School (LACS)! This year my fifth grade class has three new students, so we have been enjoying getting to know them and building new relationships as a class.
As we tell our story to people and share the places where we have been there is often a sense of “I don’t know what to do with that.”
It all started last year when one of my students was clearly upset and could not focus on his schoolwork. I invited him back to talk with me and within minutes he was sitting in an old yellow chair behind my desk sobbing.
Recently I attended church on Skid Row in Los Angeles. I have been to this area many times over the years, but never for a Sunday service.
Roberto* entered my classroom with a reputation that preceded him. Others told me what a "handful" this child is and some of his bad habits and stories from his previous school.