Monday, April 23, 2012
#145: Conscientious Students
My students are in standardized test phase. On Friday I reminded my students that my room pencil sharpeners are not top quality, so they should plan to bring sharpened pencils or a handheld sharpener. Many of my students came in proudly with their handheld sharpeners, and one had a stockpile of 24 sharpened pencils (because you know, 23 backups). But one really sweet kid brought his electric sharpener for our testing room to use! Gestures like that by my students (especially in light of us beginning to read Lord of the Flies) are always uplifting.