May The Force Be With You

I love talking with kids.  And listening to them.  Especially young children.  Kids are eager to share their thoughts and ideas, their feelings and knowledge.  Sometimes I am amazed, other times I am amused, and sometimes I feel deeply touched.  Sometimes I just laugh.  This was one of those times.

I was working with one of my students on handwriting.  (I work with mildly autistic first graders who need some one-to-one support.)  As part of our handwriting program, the student mirrors me as we do “hand exercises” together before she picks up a pencil or marker. We do simple isometric exercises to help to stretch and relax her hands and fingers.

On this occasion as we began by pressing our palms together, I remarked that our exercises reminded me of yoga.  I felt certain that, as my hands struck a prayer-like pose, I must have been in some kind of yoga position.

My first grader giggled.  She said, “It’s not like yoga!”

I was curious.  Maybe she doesn’t know what yoga is, I thought.  After all, she is only in first grade.

She giggled some more before enlightening me.

“Yoga is in Star Wars!”

Now I laughed.  😉

May The Force Be With You!

May the force be with you!

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