This morning, Mona, one of my students, brought in the word “over-achiever” and asked me to explain it. The conversation involved the whole class, but it was an unplanned, totally off the cuff, 30 second lesson. I promptly forgot it and we moved on to reading, math, and lunch.
After lunch I stood in front of the class trying to convey the idea of exaggeration. I was deliberately overacting. Ike told me I was weird. I told him it was part of my job description, then added, “It says in my contract I have to act silly at least twice per day.”
Moe immediately mumbled, “Boy, you’re really an over-achiever.”