I entered my room after a meeting to see my students enjoying their snack. I had noticed my “special post-it notes” on every child’s desk. “Hmmmm, what are they doing?! They know how much I love those!” I thought to myself.
Circling around a few tables, I noticed that each student had their name written on the post-it note in front of them with a bunch of numbers. “Aww, are you guys giving each other math problems to do? Couldn’t you have just used your whiteboards?,” I asked them, feeling protective of my specially lined post-its.
“No, we’re exchanging parent emails and phone numbers to FaceTime!”
“Yeah! Our parents said we can’t have playdates over these two weeks!”
“We are going to have a GIANT FaceTime!”
Oh wow, my teacher heart almost leaped out of my chest. I love this class.
“Waittt! Ms. Woodruff, we need your phone number!!” L shouted.
“Yeah!!!!” The rest joined in.
Wanting to savor this moment and not go into logistics, I winked and said “not telling,” with a smirk on my face. Some begged, some said they would ask Mrs. S or Mrs. R, some said they would look it up. “Nope, not telling,” I smiled as I shook my head ‘no’ again.
Now, I know they are some pretty determined little ones so if I find myself receiving a FaceTime call from an unknown number, or quite a few, I may just totally have to answer. 😉