Saturday Centus – Wk#132 – Prompt: Thirty days hath September… April, June and November – 108 words – “Minesh”

04 Nov

Ten year-olds repeated the calendar rhyme,Thirty days hath September… April, June, and November.

“Minesh, why not join us?” the teacher asked.

The class, listening intently, stopped their rhyme.

“I was considering an alternative calendar, something regular to fit our year. If we were to have 13 months with 28 days we’d have no need for rhyme,” Minesh explained.

“…the extra day, two in a leap year?”

“They’d be International Unity Days where children have opportunities to link globally online, the leap day a Children’s World Congress Day.”

“…for adults?”

“…a chance to listen to our voice.”

Minesh’s teacher had no doubt he’d be a leader one day.

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Posted by on November 4, 2012 in 2. Saturday Centus


6 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#132 – Prompt: Thirty days hath September… April, June and November – 108 words – “Minesh”

  1. Sue

    November 5, 2012 at 00:38

    I have to agree with the teacher…

    Well done.


    • Ross Mannell

      November 5, 2012 at 06:40

      Thanks for the comment.

      I once had to film two 5 year old students talking about their school. There was a boy whose presence and obvious intelligence stood out. I suggested to his mother he might one day be elected school captain. Six years later he was captain of the school. Even when quite young, some children stand out as leaders of the future. 🙂

  2. Karen S.

    November 5, 2012 at 03:58

    They sure do! This was perfect!

    • Ross Mannell

      November 5, 2012 at 06:47

      Thanks for the comment.

      A You Tube clip is an example of how children can have a voice and should be heard…

      This inspirational girl had an important message for UN representatives.

  3. Jenny Matlock

    November 13, 2012 at 05:15

    I would have voted for Minesh for president!

    Beautiful writing Ross!

    • Ross Mannell

      November 13, 2012 at 12:07

      Thanks for the comment.

      Some children show their logic and leadership skills from a young age. Nurtured, these skills can be an asset to us all. 🙂


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