I am an immersion ESL teacher, so I have a room full of 13 non-native speaking English children for 45 minutes and I don't speak their language...
Today in my teaching land, a 9-year-old student couldn't remember the word "lost." She quietly whispered the word for "lost" in her home language and looked very distraught for a few seconds...
Then her face lit up. She took my copy of the homework I was collecting, thrust it under a chair, triumphantly stood up and shouted "Where is my homework?!"
Me: You lost your homework?
S: YES! (I give her a high five for creativity)
Me: Do you need a new one?
I handed her the paper and she flounced into her seat. I have never before seen a student so proud of needing to redo a worksheet before.
Submitted by: Dianna H