I think the title says it all…and all 4 classes of 5th graders said something similar today. How would you collect data to prove your point? Check the internet. Teacher wants you to use something more tactile…LICK IT! Makes perfect sense, right? Right!
So what is it that society is portraying to our kids? I can’t tell you exactly why they want to lick an igneous rock and a fake flower…but the addition of iPads or laptops to every class and the fact that over half of my 80 students own nicer smart phones than me might have something to do with their responses.
You want to know the worst part? They don’t feel the need to READ and learn to RESEARCH so my “What are YOU Reading Wednesday” turned into ‘just read what’s on the board…the words are spelled correctly there! And no, modern technology is not available!”
Someone, please, tell me that you’ve managed to write copiously and read some amazing works of art. Revive my hope!
Have a blessed night.