I am sorry my post is so late today. For those who have been waiting impatiently, without further ado:
After lunch today I stepped to the front of the classroom and called for my student’s attention. I wanted to introduce them to the temporary sub, while I left the class for a few minutes to attend a special parent-teacher conference.
When I said I’d be leaving, Mona made a very startled noise, jumped from her seat and waved her arm. “What?” I asked. Mona turned red, shook her head and sat down. I wondered if there was something she needed to say to me about the sub. Mona is usually very quiet and unexcitable (as one would expect of Pansy Petite’s best-friend).
I walked over to Mona, leaned down and said, “You can tell me. What?” She shook her head, but she mumbled something. I leaned closer and asked her to repeat it.
Very softly she whispered, “I just noticed that you’re skinnier.”
She hadn’t started her test yet, but I picked up her pencil and put and A+ at the top of the page.