The Honors Language Arts class is currently engaged in a high-level debate (of their own making) on their loser's consequence if they lose rock-paper-scissors against the teacher. The students entered class with the proposition of playing rock-paper-scissors against the teacher because they wanted to watch "Boy in the Striped Pajamas" in class. The hilarious part of the situation is that the original class lesson was to watch the film anyway, they just didn't give me time to start the class. I have been waiting and listening to their debate for the last 10 minutes, and they are still engaged in a high-level debate and brainstorm to create an appropriate loser's consequences.
Kaden: We should have someone practice the battle so we know what our results might be. Mrs. E, are we allowed to practice?
Mrs. E: Of course. I encourage you to practice as many times as you need.
Christian: No! She is way to excited about us practicing. I bet she takes notes about what we pick each time so she wins. Bad idea, abort!
Han: (looks over with a finger puppet) “Look I made a puppet while we were debating.”
Working in education has it's challenges, but it is the face-palm moments that truly make everything worth it. These are the true tales from the classroom that we could not have scripted if we tried.