This morning I woke up anxious. What will I write about? Today is day 31 and I made it again. (Year 2) I need to write about something profound. I need to write about everything I have learned, everything my students have learned, how much my students have grown this month. All the way to school and even during our morning meeting, I was listing and discarding ideas for today’s very important slice.
Then, not long before lunch, a student made a comment. I couldn’t help but laugh. And I realized that this moment would be my slice for today, because this is why I write. I ♥ working with kids and this challenge gives me the chance to share all of these small moments with other people willing to read them.
After a brain/movement break with GoNoodle, our little guy got to go through the “transmogrifier” to grow bigger. He came out looking like the above picture. A speech bubble popped up above his head saying, “Inventing is like dividing by zero…you cannot define it.” I read the speech bubble and immediately a chorus of “What?!” and other confused comments filled the room.
The confusion died down and then one student clarified for everyone, “He is a strong nerd, so we aren’t going to understand what he is saying.” And that was the end of that…