Monkey Boy loves the David books by David Shannon. If you’re not familiar, David is a poorly behaved child who gets into all sorts of mischief. “No, David!” said the teacher/mom/dad/nun is a frequent refrain in each book. We think David is the only person, real or fictional, who gets in more trouble than the Monkey, so he looks at him as a hero of sorts.
As a way to discuss the rules of Kindergarten, his teacher read the class David Goes to School. Then each child was given the task of making a picture of David and writing down the school rules.There is a word written that my son’s teacher swears is “kindness,” as in, children should be kind at school. Charlie’s not buying it. He says it’s “kidnap.” Our son believes he’s being held hostage each day. The thing is, it could go either way.