Scene: It’s the last ten minutes of class. We have finished reading chapter 21 of Percy Jackson.
Me: “OK Class! Look at the screen. I need you to click on the link my mouse is on.”
*points to journal response link*
I explain the question then say, “Once you have submitted your response you can go on Typing Club.”
Student 1: “Miss, can I go on Tinder? I need a man.”
Student 2: “Tinder? What’s that?”
Student 1: “I’m lonely and need a man!”
Me: “No, you cannot go on Tinder.”
Scene: It's the beginning of class. I begin by giving my Cherubs the agenda for the day.
Student 1: (Without raising his hand) "Miss A! Miss A! Why aren't we going to watch part of the movie again?"
Students in the back grumble in agreement.
Me: (Overreacting) "Do you really want me to tell you my plan?"
Student 1: (Surprised) "What plan?"
Students in the back look up.
Student 2: "Tell us!"
Me: (Being extra dramatic) "Naw I shouldn't. You guys won't really care."
Student 3: "We'll care! Tell us!"
Me: (Looks dramatically off into the distance)
Students: (Shouting) "TELL US" "WE CARE" "I WANT TO KNOW" "JUST SHUT UP SO SHE'LL TELL"
Me: (Exhales loudly and throws arms down) "AUGH fine."
So we've been reading Percy Jackson and they really seem to like it! I showed them part of the movie yesterday in order to work on compare/contrast responses. I like to celebrate the end of Percy Jackson with Cabin Competitions (if you're unfamiliar with my competitions from last year, click here), eat some Greek Food, and watch the WHOLE movie with NO interruptions. My kids were extra excited by the option of bringing something that represents their cabin and/or dressing up for extra credit.
With that story summarized, let's continue...
Student 1: "Wait... Miss A.. So I'm in Dionysus. Can I bring wine?"
Me: "Um.. only if you want me to lose my job."
Student 1: "Ok. So what can I bring then?"
Me: "Well let's think what else could you do that represents him?"
Student 1: "Oh I know! Soda and cough syrup! Ya'll won't be able to handle that!"
Me: (Stares blankly for a few seconds) "No."
Me: (Stares blankly off again) "If you can hear my voice clap once"