In my morning class, some of the moms are in the classroom and some join via Zoom. Each morning we have some large group activities and then I have the in class students login to Zoom, so I can set up breakout rooms for small group work by English level, one with me and one with my assistant.
Monday morning one of the moms who is usually in the classroom joined class via Zoom. She was in my breakout room for the hour. While our small group was studying, my student had a knock on her door. She went to answer her door. While she was gone, we had a surprise visitor join our group.
My student’s 3 and half year old daughter popped up from the sofa her mom was sitting on and started asking me questions, some in English and some in Spanish.
She asked me- “Como estas?” How are you. Then she asked- “Are you mommy’s teacher?” Her next question was-“Tienes hijas?” Do you have daughters?”
Obviously the cute factor was way off the charts. I answered her questions and asked her a few questions. The other moms in the small group smiled and laughed as our surprise visitor asked me questions.
When my student came back, she apologized, but I told her it was fun and not to worry.
Sometimes during this very unusual year of blended classes a person just has to go with the flow and embrace such moments.
Children are a blessing from God. Jesus did not think of children as a interruption even though his disciples did. They were trying to stop the children from coming to Jesus, but Jesus said:
When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.