Subbing assignments so far this month have been pretty sparse. Counting yesterdays 6th grade class, I can count them all on two fingers. Yesterday’s class was excellent. No problem kids, all hard workers and I had a lot of fun with them.
The only incident of note, and not with just this particular class, is that telling time is still a baffling concept to some of the DA (Digital Age) generation.
I can’t count how many times I’ve had the following exchange:
Kid: It’s almost (lunch/recess/library/computer lab...) time!
Me: No it’s not.
Kid: Yes it is!
Me: What time does your cell phone say?
Every classroom I visit has the traditional analog clock with big, little and sweep hands to let me know how I’m tracking on the lesson plan. Now, while it’s true that sometimes the clock isn’t set to the correct time or flat out isn’t working at all, I’ve yet to see a precision digital timepiece replacement in the classroom.
This inability to tell time isn’t relegated to any particular age group. I’ve had similar dialog with every grade from Kinder to 6th and in every instance I was right. Well, almost every time.
Now, where did I leave my buggy whip?…