Isn't this pumpkin adorable! One of my students brought me a gift bag today, and this is what was nestled inside. It's a fake pumpkin painted in a really stylish way. I wrote the student's name and the year on the bottom so that I'll always be able to remember who gave it to me. I love decorating for fall!
And here's another conversation from third grade:
Setting: We'd just finished a reading assignment, and students were to complete their handwriting and then have D.E.A.R. ("Drop Everything And Read) until everyone finished.
Student # 1: raises his hand until I walk by and talk to him.
Me: what's up?
Student #1: Well, I've noticed that Student #2 isn't really doing his work. I was wondering if I could stop reading and just keep an eye on him for a while? Would that be okay?
Me: Struggling to keep my composure; I'm cracking up on the inside. How about you leave that to me and you get back to reading?
Student #1: Well, okay, but he's really been doodling over there.
Obviously, student #1 was paying just as much attention to the task at hand as student #2. Isn't that hysterical? This little guy really does say whatever's on his mind!