Sunday, October 23, 2011
sunday's "so they said"
With this being my first "end of the quarter" in middle school I had a very interesting week. Even though we've been in school since August, no one has seemed too concerned about grades until this week. Well, it doesn't quite work like that. You ask me why you are failing when you have 12 missing assignments? Do we really need to have this conversation?
So, this quote comes from COUNTLESS students this week:
"What can I do to raise my grade?"
If you asked last Monday I probably said to turn in any missed assignments. If you asked Friday, I said nothing, start fresh next week.
Now on a more academically uplifting note, my next "so they said" made me smile.
"Mrs. Lewis, how come I learn more big words in your class than I do in English?"
"Because I like using big words - duh."
my students found that response pretty comical. The funniest part was a girl had written down this "big word" (don't ask me what it was at this point) on her hand, and then I guess another one came up and she asked me to repeat it so she could write it down, again, on her hand. Hey, whatever works!
Go academic language!