Our focus for this week in science is strength and direction of forces.
This morning, when I asked my homeroom what "strength" meant, I was met with nothing but blank faces. Of course, I often encounter this even when I ask what "subtraction" means, as my homeroom tends to be a really lazy, really low, really apathetic group.
I prodded the group by asking, "Doesn't this word sound a little bit like 'length?'"
"Oh yeah!" they replied.
"And do we remember what 'length' means?" I asked, fully expecting for them NOT to, as they did NOT remember what congruent or symmetry meant earlier.
But a few did venture, "How long?"
So I tried to scaffold even further -- "So if Length means how Long, and they both start with the same letter... then maybe STRength means...?"
Almost all of the kids shouted, proudly even, "How long!!"
I'm gonna need to get me some extra long Tylenol for the rest of this year...