Today's story is about a very smart little boy named T: While I was teaching about something (relatively) important and walking around the room monitoring independent work time, I made eye-contact with T. This was not weird, I do this all the time. It's sort of a "You ok? Need me to come over and help? Are you daydreaming or are you thinking?" kind of look. He gave me a smile and a thumbs up to let me know he was good and just thinking (read-daydreaming and got caught, realized and started working.) Later on in the day while I was again teaching about something (relatively) important when he got weird. People, as I am explaining about different types of landforms-in the middle of a sentence-I watch him grin and wave at me from his seat. It wasn't a "Mr. Pilot please tell me you see us down here on the deserted island!" kind of wave, it was more of a "Hey I see you over there and just wanted to acknowledge your presence" kind of wave.
While I was teaching.
As if I hadn't seen him all day.
It was 1:00 people.
Naturally I started laughing. Because I mean, seriously? A kid who I said good morning to, have talked to several times today, had him run errands, waved at me in class like I was a friend across the cafeteria he hadn't seen all week.
Somehow I forgot-kids are weird.