Slice 31–Last day of the challenge!
One of my students arrived a bit early this morning. His mom dropped him off in our classroom as she was subbing in our building for the first time. He was bright and cheerful, full of plans for the day and chatty as could be. He kept up a running commentary as I finished up some last minute prep; sending a few quick e-mails, jotting down some last-minute notes for parent-teacher conferences, gathering pattern blocks for a math lesson, finishing up an anchor chart, and setting out morning work.
“I’m the first one here today! I’m going to get out all the chairs for everyone….You know what my mom asked me today? She asked me what she should wear and I said, “Wear what you want.” and she said, “No, I want it to be appropriate for school.”…”Now I’m going to get them their long dates.” …”You know what my mom says when I do something bad? She says, “Wah! Wah! Wah! Wah!”
He continued on for several minutes in the same vein, requiring no real contribution from me, when out of the blue, he said, “Mrs. Hogan, your job is really easy.”
“It is?” I asked.
“Yes,” he said, “I was thinking your job is really easy. All you have to do is tell people what to learn.”
Oh. Good thing he cleared that up for me! 😉