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They're like little firecrackers that go off sporadically all day long. (I wish I would have invested in Aleve ten years ago.)



Today in reading centers we were working on an activity that involved x’s; more specifically, it required the writing of the missing letter x at the end of each word.  (They LOVE those sheets.)


“Sasha, could you please hold your pencil correctly?” I asked for the 900th time this year.




“But, do you know that I can hold chopsticks? It’s like this,” she said emphatically, demonstrating for the group.


“Well, when the Kung Pao chicken arrives you’ll be golden, but right now we’re writing the letter x.  Now, for all that is holy would you please hold your pencil properly?”




“Awww…you’re no fun!”






(Wait.  Didn’t we just play one THOUSAND games of four corners?  Didn’t we?? Oh, how soon they forget….)







11 comments:

Ann Imig said...

I love these moments you share. Now pass the mushu. xo

Brian Miller said...

come on teach...cant this be a multi cultural class...smiles....

Her and the Boys said...

I can't even hold chopsticks and I probably don't hold my pencil right either.

Vodka Mom said...

THEY practice writing, I practice comedy. It's a give and take.

MaryBeth said...

Please tell us more about 4 corners - besides the fact that you close your eyes and count to 20. My teacher can do that while I keep mine open...

Hey - more about Clint please!

Anonymous said...

Hey when she holds chopsticks doesn't she make a tiny x?



sorry but I teach kindergarten as well =)

Gigi said...

I *think* I've got my pencil holding down....does she give lessons in chopsticks though?

Angie Ledbetter said...

Tomorrow's writing exercise for little Sasha:

Please fill in the X for this Chinese menu item: páng xiè 螃蟹 (slang for crab).

That Janie Girl said...

So.

Can she teach me how to hold chopsticks?

Please?

Anonymous said...

Work and play - how soon they distinguish between the two. Then again, maybe there's a lesson in holding chopsticks properly, maybe at snack time - just wondering . . .
faithful follower

Roshni said...

wow! she knows how to hold chopsticks!! that's more practical than writing X!!