I love random conversations with my students and today was one of those days when I had to chuckle at their comments. Today was one of those days:)
I have a group of first graders before lunch and I love the kids in this group because they always say what is on their minds. As I was coaching one of the girls during our lesson, she noticed my nails, which are pretty long. She looked at me and said, “You need to cut those nails!” I had to chuckle because she was right. They’ve gotten so long that it’s affected my typing and several of my nails have chipped.
Then, as I finished a lesson with a group of fourth graders, one of the students started talking about her favorite subjects at school and asked me, ” Is this class a subject?” Then, she immediately said, “It’s my favorite subject.” She went on to talk about how she loved reading. One of her classmates looked at her and said, “I like reading, but not 24-7!”
My last student of the day is a fifth grader. As we were reading, out of the blue, he looked up at me and said, “I feel more motivated in the mornings.” Then, he continued on, and even though he may not have been motivated at the end of the day, he at least kept digging and we made some nice progress on our work together. As I thought about his comment and the fact that he kept working, I was inspired to open a new post and start writing even though I wanted to pack up my bag and head home.