Thursday, April 12, 2012

The dog ate my homework

One of my fourth-graders sauntered into tutoring 20 minutes late yesterday. That's a lot to miss in an hour-long session.

I asked him why he was late, and he said, "My cousin is living with us and he was lying to top of something I needed."

For 20 minutes?

Teachers must hear these things all the time. I hope they write them down.


Anonymous said...

Dearest Runder-Woman,

just when you think you've heard them all...

so glad that you are now teaching -- you must be terrific -- and what was your response?

talk about lying and the different meanings!

Ronni Gordon said...

I just kind of looked at him and said, "Oh, really?'