I usually keep it together when a student does something silly-not always, but usually.
Today, was not one of those days.
A student that typically has issues staying in line, “one right behind the other”, as I always tell them, was not walking in line again at the end of the day –GO FIGURE!
I went to remind him when -BAM-! He slammed into a locker because not only was he not in line, but he wasn’t looking where he was going!
And then came out the laugh that I could NOT hold in! He was chuckling too and so were his classmates. Whoops!
I followed up with, “That’s why we walk right behind the other, right _____?!” Ha ha!!
Luckily, I have developed a very close relationship with my students, so I know which students can handle sarcasm and laugh at mistakes; he was one of those students.
I hope he learned his lesson. It’s unfortunate that it had to be the hard way… literally!