It is so easy to lose control of the classroom. There I am, actively teaching a lesson, everyone is involved, and suddenly they’re all rolling about on the floor laughing hysterically. It is especially difficult to bring them back when I end up down there with them.
For instance: in current events today we were talking about a local car accident. One of the kids asked about air bags. I said, “Well, I was in an accident once and-”
Jake jumped from his seat and exclaimed, “Did you die?”
The whole class is silent as we look at him. I started to smile — couldn’t help it — and said drily, “Well, yes, as a matter of fact, I did.”
And that fast the floor is littered with rolling bodies. Sigh. I really need to learn to control myself.