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….)