Yesterday was a very interesting day.
We had a conference with a student's mother who told us that she thought we should put tape over her son's mouth to embarrass him into not talking so much. Though the thought had certainly crossed my mind, it's sad for a number of reasons. First, that she would think we COULD do that even if we wanted to, and second, that she would suggest that WE do it in class rather than her doing something herself.
During class, we were discussing fact vs. opinion. I asked if the following statement was a fact or an opinion -- Mister Teacher is a math teacher.
We all agreed that it was a fact. I then added a word, saying Mister Teacher is a great math teacher.
Many of the kids still said fact, and quite frankly, I was reluctant to correct them. :)
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