I am VERY interested to see the types of questions Grade 4's will ask, it can't be that much worse than Grade 8? Right?
Best..BEST..question of the week.
Student: "Do you need to know every country in the world to be the Prime Minister?"
Me: "Maybe not every country, just the important ones to us. There would be staff to help you with the rest."
Student: "Important ones like the US?"
Me: "Yes, they are pretty important."
Student: "And Canada?"
Me: (disbelieving face with wide eyes trying to control my giggles) "Yep, Canada would be a good one to know if you were the Prime Minister."
Now a lot of people say there are no such things as dumb questions, I'll let you judge for yourself.
I have a small dry erase board outside my classroom where I post morning notes to my students to read as they come in the door. Today's message read: Day 6- There is a new seating plan- find your seat and SIT IN IT!
One student walked in this morning and said, "Is there a new seating plan?"
To which I replied, "What do you think?"
He answered, "Yes."
"And why do you think so?" I asked.
"Because it says so on the sign," he responded.
"So did you need to ask?" I replied with a shake of my head.
His answer?... "I guess not."
Lord help me!! Sometimes my head hurts just thinking about it. Monday is already looming so close on the horizon!!