- Did you hear about the Pisa tower? my colleague asked me... It has collapsed!
- No kidding! Collapsed?
- Yes, I heard it on the news this morning
- On the news? Wow!
- But then, of course, they have something like tis every year...
- DANG! It dawned on me... Of course! How din't I get it right away...?!
And he smiled naughtily... Hey, you got me there... and yes, it was on the news... for suckers like me.
But then I decided that was it. I was sure the kids would try something, so it was good to be ready.
It was the fifth graders that made a plan.
We come to the classroom and the tiniest the shyest girl says: Teacher, I don't have my English stuff with me today, I took Social studies!
Me too...Me too - it was echoing from every single one in the class. Aawww, I thought to myself..How cute! They can actually do it with a straight face! Good for them!
Never mind, I said calmly, I will just give each of you a piece of paper, dictate you a short text and mark the dictation. It will only be good to have one grade more, you don't have so many...
Oh, I found my book, said one of them and soon all the stuff was on their desk. Everybody was ready to work.
Except for this one girl. She was sitting her head in hands and her friend told me she was feeling sick.
Well, I told her, if you are not well, go to our counsellor and there you can decide what to do and if you are alright, just remain here. Saying this, I turn to my computer to find the right audio clip as I catch a glimpse of one of the students prompting to this "sick" girl to do something.
In the very next moment the sick girl falls from her chair and lies on the floor.
I turn to the brain of this "scam" saying: I must admit few people can faint at request! Wow!
They laughed and we continued our lesson.
I must say I like them a lot. Mind you, they are only ten!