A conversation with Sam in the car.
Mom: Can you tell me why you had a hard time listening in school today?
Sam: I was frustrated that I am the only person with my color skin at school.
Mom: I don’t know what that is like Sam. But I can imagine it is hard at times. I wish it was different, and it will be next year. But that isn’t going to help you with your listening ears tomorrow.
Sam: We did hand prints. I don’t like having to find my color to make my skin with.
Mom Why not? Do they have the color you want to use?
Sam: Yes. I use all the colors.
Mom: That’s cool!
Sam: I know.
Mom: What does that have to do with listening do you think?
Sam: When (insert classmate’s name here) saw my hand print he said my color was stupid.
Mom: What did you do?
Sam: I told him he was more stupid then my painted hand.
Mom: Did that make you both feel better?
Sam: Mom, can I not answer that question?