I began day one with a brief lesson on perimeter and circumference, when out of the corner of my eye, I noticed two students passing a note back and forth to each other.
I looked away and grinned: this was going to be too easy. I progressed through the lesson and as students continued to do a problem on the board, I pretended to make my way around the classroom, checking their answers. As I made my way around to the students writing the note, I quickly snapped it out from in front of them. Then, I began reading it out loud to the entire class:
|Exhibit D: Actual student work. Do note the somewhat decent penmanship.|
- The student who asked how many minutes there were left in class is currently in her third year at my school. My school is a two-year transfer school.
- The other student actually received an 85% in my class last trimester. He's a funny guy.
- My favorite phrase in this note? "You ass whole..."