A teacher noticed that a little boy


In a lively elementary school, Mrs. Thompson, a dedicated and compassionate teacher, was leading her class through their daily lesson. As she enthusiastically explained the intricacies of multiplication, she couldn’t help but notice a little boy, Johnny, at the back of the class squirming uncomfortably. His face showed signs of distress as he scratched his crotch and struggled to focus on his work.

Concerned, Mrs. Thompson decided to check on Johnny. She gently approached him and knelt down beside his desk, whispering, “Johnny, are you alright? You seem a bit uncomfortable.”

Johnny, his cheeks turning a bright shade of red, leaned in and whispered back, “Mrs. Thompson, I was recently circumcised, and it’s really itchy.”

Mrs. Thompson, understanding the boy’s embarrassment and the sensitivity of the situation, responded with a warm smile. “I see, Johnny. Why don’t you go down to the principal’s office and give your mother a call? She might have some advice on what you can do.”

Johnny nodded gratefully and hurried out of the classroom. The other students, oblivious to the exchange, continued with their math problems. Mrs. Thompson watched him leave, hoping his mother could provide a quick solution.

Down in the principal’s office, Johnny nervously picked up the phone and dialed his mother’s number. After a few rings, she answered, her voice filled with concern when she heard Johnny’s situation.

“Hi Mom, it’s Johnny. I’m at school, and it’s really itchy. What should I do?”

His mother, understanding his predicament, advised him to ask the school nurse for some ointment that might help with the itching and to avoid scratching as much as possible.

Feeling a bit more reassured, Johnny thanked his mother and hung up. He explained the situation to the principal, who escorted him to the school nurse. After a quick visit, armed with a soothing ointment, Johnny felt much better.

He returned to class, and Mrs. Thompson gave him an understanding nod as he settled back into his seat. The rest of the day went by smoothly, with Johnny now able to focus on his work without the constant itching distracting him.


Later that day, Mrs. Thompson couldn’t help but smile as she recounted the incident in the teacher’s lounge. “Kids really do go through a lot,” she said, shaking her head. “But Johnny handled it like a champ.”

The other teachers chuckled, recognizing the blend of humor and empathy required in their profession. It was just another day in the life of an elementary school teacher, where compassion and understanding made all the difference.


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