This is the story of the Empty Notebook…
Once upon a time, there was a boy who went to school from Monday to Friday. In his bag was an empty notebook which he brought to school everyday.
On Monday, the boy learned how to count and subtract because his Math teacher read him a story called, “Ten in a Bed” by Penny Dale. He did not write anything on his empty notebook.
On Tuesday, the boy learned about volcanoes in Science because his teacher showed a video of an erupting volcano called Mount Pinatubo. They made their own volcanoes in class with a papier mache model and some vinegar. He did not write anything on his empty notebook.
On Wednesday, the boy learned about different colors in Art because his teacher gave him a paintbrush and Red, Yellow and Blue paint. They had fun mixing the different colors to make new colors. He did not write anything on his empty notebook.
On Thursday, the boy learned about Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio and the Katipunan because his Social Studies teacher dressed them all up in costumes and made a play about Rizal’s life. He did not write anything on his empty notebook.
On Friday, the boy learned to wait his turn while climbing the slide in the playground. He did not write anything on his empty notebook.
While at home the following Saturday morning, the boy’s mom opened his bag and looked at his notebook. She said, “Oh son, I think you didn’t learn anything in school this week because your notebook is empty.”
If you don’t get the lesson, I think you should write “I will not judge a lesson by its notes” one hundred times on YOUR notebook.