Monday, January 11, 2010

Put Yer Name On It

My class just finished, and as my 7th graders were putting their new music folders into neat piles on their tables, one kid (inevitably--there's always that one kid, God help me) said, "Do we put our name on it?"
Every once in a while, I can't help myself.
"No! Don't put your name on it. I don't want to give you credit for doing your work!"
" we put our name on it?"


alana said...

You know what they say; sarcasm is the body’s natural defense against stupid. ;)

Kristine said...

My oldest takes everything literally. Sarcasm is always lost on him.

Meg said...

I know by now that most 7th/8th graders don't get sarcasm, but every once in a while I just have to try it!

Besides, I am of the opinion (as are 99.9% of all teachers I've talked to about this) that by 7th grade, a child should KNOW that they need to put their name on their work!! : P

Kristine said...

My oldest is 10 (yeah, I know! he's so old!), but my 8yo and 6yo would get it and laugh. It's not just the age, it's the child. LOL