Monday, January 9, 2012

My Friend Josie

In Jan’s last two posts she wrote about the StarShine move. In one of them she included an essay written by a 5th grade StarShine student, Josie Saldana. I would like to add my thoughts and experience with my little friend Josie.

I first met this pretty little girl six years ago when I read to the Kindergarten class. I continued reading to her class when she was in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. So I saw Josie several times a week and got to know her as a delightful, polite, loving, little girl.

Josette is in the top right hand corner.
Manners Matter Etiquette Class

Last year, when Josie was in the 4th grade, she was a member of my MannersMatter Etiquette Class. I loved having her in the class and she seemed to enjoy it. I remember the first class we had was in table settings. We started talking about the proper way to fold a napkin. The next thing I knew, she was demonstrating to the class, a new way to fold a dinner napkin. All thirteen of us were sitting around a table, and when each girl took her turn to fold the napkin, they all did it Josie’s way, not mine.

After reading Josie’s essay, I realize she is not a little girl any more. She is quite mature for her age. It would be a privilege to have Josie at StarShine for years to come.

By Lois Jamieson

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