fourth grade adventures

One day:

bad attitudes about learning Spanish.

a student crying because I tell her she will be an excellent teacher. she does not want to be a teacher, she tells me. i reassure her i will not follow her to college and insist that she be a teacher.

self-induced coughing... an attention seeking mechanism???

plate tectonics experiments with crackers and water. students conclude that earthquakes and tsunamis are dangerous.

a fraction drill while waiting at the bathrooms. 6th graders being so excited that they too know how to change improper fractions to mixed numbers that they join in the drill.

students reminding me of what i forgot to do.

question of the day on our white board: what is the first thing you notice about someone when you meet them? answers: ''their smile.'' ''what they look like.'' ''whether or not they are pura vida.''

students yell ''noooooooooooooooooooo'' when i stop reading from our read aloud book.

spelling test.

student spraying girl's perfume all over himself... we have a mini-conference to discuss the difference between girl and guy smells.

reading comprehension tests.

grammar lesson of using ''more'' or ''most'' before adjectives and adverbs.

whew! all in all, a good day.

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