Here is your daily dose of teacher humor, enjoy!:
This seems to be a problem at many schools:
They always do this: You’ve just read a story problem, or the first sentence of your read aloud, and someone’s hand is frantically waving. You think they must have something amazing to say so you call on them and get:
“My mom’s/dog’s/friend’s/cousin’s name is __________ (whatever name you just encountered)!”
And it adds no meaning whatsoever to your lesson but to seem nurturing you give a fake smile and say, “Oh, cool!” And then you have to move on really quickly before ten more kids can come up with someone they know who has the same name.
Sometimes I just unplug the phone, but then the secretary gets really mad at me: