April 11-- 6th grade English class
April 14-- 7th grade earth science class
April 16-- 8th grade Spanish 1 class
April 17-- 7th grade reading class
Everyday -- 7th/8th grade publications class**
In several different classrooms, I've noticed that there are a lot of kids out there who work really hard at pretending that they are working. Those kids wear me out!
"You need to get on task," I tell student.
"I am!" student answers.
"What have you done?" I ask.
"Blah, blah, bulldoody, blah," student answers indignantly.
"Yes, those three words that you've written on your paper in the past 20 minutes are quite impressive. Pick up the pace."
"See Miss! I AM working!"
By the way, this is a pointless conversation to have with "hard-working" students. I'm not sure if they think they are really working so hard or if they think that I'm a complete fool. I think I know the answer, after all, I am over 30.
**I made this observation about other classes, but then I realized that my own publication staff could probably write the book on it. Don't hold your breath for that book, though...