Introduces the Solar System to students. Puts up picture of planets in order from the Sun. Only read the first three planets aloud to the students.
Student A: "Uranus!" Hoard of Students: *snickers* Uranus! *laughter* Uranus! Teacher: Could you explain why that is so funny? Students: *dead silence* Teacher: Okay, then we're done laughing at names of things.
Class heads into hallway and Teacher debates stopping students to have them explain why "Uranus" is funny to a coworker. Teacher can't keep a straight face just thinking about bringing it up to another adult. Lets moment pass.      

Word of the Week

bud: /bŭd/ verb. 1. to go in front of someone in line. See also: budge, cut

Example: He bud me.

 


Side note: I used “budge” growing up, so I often still hear “budge” and repeat “budge” when talking about budding in line.

 

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Student approaching me for help with classwork.
Student A: "Duche!" Me: "What did you say?" Student A: "Nothing" Student B: "Ms. Duche!" Hoard of Students: "Can we call you that? Ms. Duche? Ms. Duche! Duche! Duche! ..." Me: "No."
     

Word of the Week

slop: /slŏp/ verb. 1. to open your book to the right page on the first try.

Example: I slop.

 


Side note: I never picked up on my students using this word last year (or they never opened to the right page). My students this year, however, slop every day in Math.