Was reminded today of one week several years ago when it seemed all my students had discovered hidden talents.
One young lady had accomplished the near-impossible task of completing long-division with remainders without showing any work whatsoever! When I inquired about her work, she simply replied, “I did it in my head.” Pretty amazing considering math was usually her most challenging subject.
Another young lady read aloud her rather creative spelling story. When I asked her to share one of her more remarkable sentences with us, she gave me the deer-in-the-headlights pose. Upon further inspection, her spelling composition notebook was completly blank. Her reply? “I didn’t write down my story – it’s all in my head.” Sigh…
Tip to parents: please, please, please review your child’s homework each night to ensure that it’s not all still stuck in their heads. 🙂