Today in 5th grade land, I began to have the cherubs create interactive notebooks. All we had to do was create the table of contents and number the pages. I thought it was going to be an easy day. After all, what could go wrong with numbering the pages?
I walked them through the table of contents and then began to tackle the page numbers. They had a few instructions: number every page and the table of contents will be page one. After that explanation, I showed them how the pages on the left will have even numbers.
Today I learned that a 5th grader will fight you on just about anything - including not having 100 pages in a brand new, straight out of the wrapper, 100 page composition notebook. I also learned that a 5th grader will demand that their notebook is "different fam" and that basic math (100 sheets of paper x 2 sides = 200 numbers in the notebook) escapes their minds because they "know their even numbers" and around 100 the numbers "change" causing the even and odd numbers to switch.