March 2021 Slice of Life challenge
My daughter has been meeting via Zoom with her 4th grade teacher and classmates each week while we are observing the shelter in place order. I listen in for my own entertainment and I heard a few funny things. Things that I am all too familiar with that happen inside my classroom too.
Her [absolutely marvelous] teacher is trying to run a serious meeting. The students are asked to share a book they’ve been reading and if they recommend it or not. When it is this one boy’s turn to speak he instead solicits the other boys in the meeting to get their Fortnight user names. And the teachers like, “Hey, hey I’m not here to organize your fortnight gaming.“ I bust out laughing.
And then another student is reporting what he’s been up to and says that he’s doing nothing, staying in bed and playing video games all day long. Then the teacher says, “Oh I understand, you’re reading and doing your math packet.” Which also made me chuckle.
And let’s not forget the students chiming in with their tech savvy suggestions about screen sharing, muting and shortcuts that the teacher is just only starting to understand.
And for all this…. My daughter makes sure to be all dressed up, presentable and ready to share with her classmates. She’s got one up on me because I stay in my pajamas and don’t even attempt to get out of my bed for my Zoom meetings.