December 17, 2010
Me: Since we are closing for Christmas break today, let’s do a word scramble ok. Remember ALL the words are related to the Christmas Story.
Student: Oh… that’s easy….
Me: Great... Let’s get started!
Me: This (YARM) is the name of Joseph’s wife. Joseph and ………..
Me: This (TSRA) is what we put on top of the tree…..Remember it’s scrambled
Me: This (NAMGRE) is where Jesus was born.
Me: Christmas story is about this (ESSJU) person’s birth
Me: Great... NEXT activity!!
Student: See..Told you it was easy Ms. Thomas. You did not believe me.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE !
December 14, 2010
Conversation between my most favorite Grade 3 student and me
J : So Ms Thomas… Well you know.. you get me…
Me : I do?
J: Yeah you know what to do to get to me work.. and that works…
Me: That’s great right
J: Sure .. but I also know what to do to tick you off… I just pretend to be dumb… it works all the time. I wondered why you never picked up on it …
Me : Well silly me then huh… I shall be prepared next time… I will know you are pretending.
J: Well what if there is no next time?
Me: What do you mean?
J: Well what if I never pretend to be dumb anymore and just do all my work?
Me: Well that will be too difficult for me to handle.I think I would get ticked off seeing that…
J: Well in that case …. From now on…. I will do just that….
Me :Do what?
J : Ms Thomas… you are really really slow… I said from now on … I will never pretend to be dumb
anymore and just do all my work.. so that I can tick you off….
Me : Are you sure…
J : Most definitely…
Me : Okkkkkkkkk then....