I was preparing a cute game for math today, but wanted to try it with someone first to see if they could do it. The kids were working in their journals, and I whispered to Francis who was conveniently at my table.
“Psst! Francis! Can you take a break from journal writing? I need you to be my guinea pig!”
She smiled and said “Sure!” She closed her journal and looked at me.
I handed her the dice, paper and markers and started to explain the game when she interrupted me.
“Wait, Mrs. Smythe,” she said dramatically, “I don’t really WANT to be a guinea pig. Can I just be a unicorn instead?”
(Pause while I laugh out loud again.)
“You bet.” I said.
And so we played “Unicorns toss the dice and decorate muffins.”
And it was splendid.