Hi! It's Stef here with a funny story about some of the funny things that happen in room 13.
A couple of months back I shared a folder with my students on Compass/Odyssey with some math skills I wanted them to practice. Because the folder was sent from me, it was labeled with my name, Stefani Khan. So of course, like all good teachers do, I tell them a story about how I used to be a Secret Spy Ninja before I became a teacher and that Stefani Khan is my secret ninja name so they can't tell anyone they know it. I even through out a couple of cool ninja kicks and hand motions to make it believable.
My students were amazed that I was a former ninja. Every now and then someone would mention something about my secret ninja name and that was that.
Then, the other day we were working on skip counting on a number line and we were trying to find out how many more to go from 603 to 936. We skip counted to 936 and then I asked my students if they knew what they just did.
Me: Did you know that you just solved a subtraction problem?
Me: Yes! You just solved
Students: Oh My Gosh! We didn't even know we were doing that!
One Little Girl: (With the look of pure amazement in her eyes) YOU REALLY ARE A NINJA!!!!!
And that my friends is why I love 2nd Graders!!!