Went into O&H Bakery yesterday, and one of the two high school girls working the counters picked the wrong time to ask her coworker this question: "What's 8 x 3?" Of course, I had to mention I'm a math teacher of 4th graders and that I work to teach them multiplication and much more. This girl said she had a "brain fart" - it was pretty funny and her face was pretty red. I didn't try to embarass her but think I did. The other girl said she didn't like math in 4th grade - I said I would have tried to change that. The timing of the comments and me walking in the door was perfect!
© 2015 Peter J. Wilson
Peter Wilson teaches fourth grade at University Lake School, in Hartland, WI.