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Sep 09 2009

Chewy Dewey

Today, I was sitting with my last class of the day, trying to get them to talk to each other about their Goals. They are 7. It has been in the upper 80s in San Jose since school started last week. When those two things combine, the last class of the day tends to be a little squirrely. Today was no exception.

Me: Talk to your partners about a Goal you have had in the past.
Them: (sharing)
Me: Who can share what their partner said?
B: Chewy was telling me…
Me: Who was telling you?
B: Chewy.
Me: Did you just call him Chewy?
Whole Class: That’s his name!
Me: I thought his name was J.
Whole Class: In first grade we called him Chewy!
Me: J, would you like to be called J or Chewy?
J: Chewy.
S (from the back of the room): CHEWY DEWEY!
Whole Class: erupts into laugher
Me: Oh, my lord. You guys are ridiculous!

At least I’m never bored.

One Response

  1. Vanessa

    I’m teaching in Jackson, Mississippi but stumbled across your account because I’m from San Jose and am starting to miss the Bay terribly. As I read some of your posts I kept thinking, “Oh my gosh, does she know my kids?” I can relate to most of it. It’s good to know things like arguments over Do Nows happens at home too :)

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