I honestly fear the raised hand of a first grader sometimes. Yes, I encourage asking questions and making observations and connecting what we’re learning to their personal lives. But then there’s times when the raised hand equals: “Can you come to school with your hair really curly one day?” “Can I sit away from her? She is so creepy.” “He licked...
And the first grade (tooth) drama continues… Overheard in my classroom today: “Look how many teeth I lost!” “Look how many new teeth I have!” “Can you pull this tooth out? It’s okay if you put your fingers in my mouth.”