Wednesday was kindergartners and Friday was 3rd grade. Every grade has a theme. For instance, Kinders and 1st grade is all about crowd control. There are days that I have been in the classroom with them and imagine it would be very similar to what security feels like at a Red Hot Chili Pepper's concert. Lot's of climbing over barricades, making sure people are seated in their assigned seats and making sure no one sneaks backstage.
Now, third grade what I like to coin "the age of information." Because no matter how simple the request, question or statement, you can be assured there will be at least twenty little people telling you how to do something forty different ways. Or, in this instance, discussing what keeping silent during a spelling test really means.........
Me: "There will be absolutely, positively no talking while taking the spelling test."
This vague request of course elicits no less than ten children to raise their hand in utter confusion.
Question 1: What if I'm breathing kind of loud and you can hear me breath?
Question 2: What if I have to cough? Would that be considered talking?
Question 3: What if I yawn?
Question 4: What if I'm spelling the word to myself and I accidentally say it out loud?
Question 5: ummmm, I need to go to the bathroom.
Question 6: When do we go to recess?
And my favorite.......
Question 7: What if I'm done with the test and I'm drawing on the back and then I need sneeze?
The day is one big blog post....this stuff just writes itself.....I'm doing a lot of subbing this month so I will be back with more.....