A conversation Between Two siblings who are in the Pieget’s Concrete


Aconversation Between Two siblings who are in the Pieget’s ConcreteOperation period

Aconversation Between Two siblings who are in the Pieget’s ConcreteOperation period

Thisplay is about two children in Piaget’s concrete operation period.Janet is nine years old and Eric is ten. They are siblings.

(Ericopens the door and gets, dropping his bag on the flow, and huts itback. Janet gets up to him and looks at him stunningly.)

Eric:(Lettingin a deep breath)I can finally go out and have fun with Mike.

Janet:(Lookingat Eric with subtle attention to details).Why? I thought this should be your favorite day since you have mathon Thursdays.

Eric:(picksup a blue mug from the kitchen and pours milk in it).Yeah, I know that but, I didn’t have the blue pencil to draw thegraphs. The math lesson was very boring. You know I only had blackpencils and they can’t show the shading in the line circle charts.Mr. Kading insisted and you know what? I had to get out and get one.

Janet:(Picksup a glass and pours berry juice in it holding cookies in and herhand).That was bad. I can’t imagine that. It happened to me in fifthgrade. Some teachers can really insist. You’ll always feel out ofplace when you face that. You know what I do these days?


Janet:I just have all the colors with me. It doesn’t matter what we’rehandling. Look (shetakes out different pencils from her tiny porch), thisis all I have. You need to have told me before you left in themorning. Do you still need some next week?

Eric:Mmmmh, I’m not sure. I’ll have to ask Combs about it. He had agood day. He kept getting everything right. He had all the colorswith him. But he is too mean.

Janet:What do you mean, you are not sure? I expect you to know all thesteps you are going through. Mum tellsme all the time that you aregood at math. I hope nothing is going wrong.

Eric:(Frownswhile fidgeting).Ahh. You can’t be at your best all the time. I know it could justbe a bad day for me. But I’ll be fine soon. Some topics are notinteresting. Some algebra could be nice for me but may be geometrymay not bring the same feeling.

Janet:Okey. It gets hard sometimes but I know you will score good grades inthe exam and forget about it.

Eric:Forget about what, math? No way. Mr. Kading told us we’ll meet matheverywhere we and in everything we do. I know you want to be a rapartist, but you’ll still need to know how many people attended yourconcerts. May be you’ll need to use math to make more money.

Janet:Hahahaha! Stop getting funny, now. I know you like math but you can’tbring it into music. You’ll do that for me.

Eric:what! So you want me to follow you everywhere you go just keepingyour money? Guess what I could be doing instead.

Janet:What? Doing algebra in Penn Elementary School? No, I guess you’llbe teaching in High school.

Eric:You are wrong. I can’t work this hard only to be a teacher. I’llbe counting bank notes for you in the bank.

Janet:I like that. I think we need to eat something. Are you hungry?

Eric:Not much, but I can have a snack. Let me have some orange juice. Justhalf a glass is enough.

Janet:(walksout of the living room).Let me get some for you. I’ll take passion this time.


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