The title says it all. I’m fortunate it was only a half day assignment in this 5th grade class.
The only time they weren’t shouting continuously was when I bet them they could not be absolutely quiet for a whole minute.
I was right the first seven times they attempted this feat. The average time to failure was 3 to 10 seconds.
They finally achieved success on try number eight where they went silent for 2 minutes and 28 seconds. After that it was a lost cause for the rest of the day.
The teacher said that all the upper grades in the school are the same.
Note to self: Nothing over G3 when accepting future assignments at this school.