Scene: It's about 8:30 a.m., my class just finished their DI Reading lesson*. I've been doing DI with them since the beginning of the year and, if they've been at the school since its conception, they have been doing DI long before me. I say this to say... DI IS NOT NEW A NEW CONCEPT TO THEM.
Me: "Okie dokie artichokies. You have 15 minutes! Get it, got it, good?"
Class: "Get it, got it, good."
Student 1: "Wait. What lesson are we on?"
Me: "I'm sorry, what?"
Student 2: "We just read the lesson..."
Me: "What do you mean what lesson are we on?"
Student 1: "I dunno."
Me: "Can you please use your thinker."
Student 3: "Dude, it's on the board... you're going to make us lose a point..."
Student 2 tries to help student 1
Student 2: "Stop playing."
Student 3: " Ms. A, why is your face red and twisted like that?"
Me: "Because it's January and I'm not sure how we don't know what lesson we're suppose to be on."
Student 4: "I mean y'all it's true. It's on the board. It's the same thing like everyday. We do vocab., read, then workbook."
*DI Reading is a program that my school uses to teach reading, math, and language. I'm required to use the program in one class that's not on grade level. My other classes use EngageNY and Lucy Calkins.