(It always cracks me up when they have more than one thing to say and they have to tell me exactly how many things they are going to say.)
So…as I was saying…
Student: “Mrs. J., I got two things to say.”
My thought bubble: Just get on with it already…I don’t need a thing count before you get started!
My actual words: “Okay hon, go ahead.”
Student: “Well...I forgot the first thing I was going to say.”
(It also cracks me up when they forget!)
Thought bubble: Oh, brother!
Actual words: “That’s okay; go ahead with the other thing you were going to say.”
Student: “My mom used to live in
Antarctica…or maybe it was that other place where it snows a lot.”
Thought bubble: Well, that’s random, and, um, I’m pretty sure your mom didn’t live in
Actual words: “Hmm….Antarctica, huh? Do you mean
Student: “Oh yeah,
, that’s it, my mom used to live there.” Alaska
Thought bubble: Well, I’m glad we got that all cleared up. Can I go back to teaching now?
Actual words: “Cool!”
Oh, and by the way...Happy St. Patrick's Day!
A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.