Speech day SOLSC 13

13 Mar

It’s been the trimester of the biography. The 4th graders have read them and written them. Now they are preparing their presentations. Only one of the 3 classes I work with has actually started their presentations. I rather enjoy watching speeches. First, I get to sit at the back of the room. It’s like a little vacation. Second, I get to listen and make notes, along with the regular classroom teacher, so we can assign a grade. It’s relaxing!

Yesterday, Devin presented his timeline about Neils Bohr and told about Bohr’s life and work. It was a pretty typical 4th grade presentation, complete with my written comment about eye contact. At the end, we always ask for questions or comments. Solomon put up his and, when called on asked “If Neils Bohr was alive today, what do you think he’d invent?” Fantastic question. Solomon has some anger issues, but he is generally kind to others, loves to ask questions and gives very nice compliments to others.

Devin looked stymied and simply said, “I don’t know.”

Solomon replied confidently, “I think he’d make something that would be good for something.” The three adults in the room had to look away from each other for fear of laughing out loud. And that’s the third reason I love watching speeches.

4 Responses to “Speech day SOLSC 13”

  1. Julie Crain March 13, 2014 at 5:37 am #

    You must have enough material to write a book! I just love a good classroom story! Thanks for the laugh.

  2. arjeha March 13, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    You never know what is going to come out of a kid’s mouth. Sometimes it is hard to keep a straight face.

  3. Anonymous March 13, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    That just made me laugh! I love helping out with kids, but sometimes it gets annoying. Thanks for the laugh!!!

  4. elsie March 13, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    Love it when kids say something like this and they don’t even realize what they’ve said.

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