Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Why I Can't Give Up Caffeine: A Day in the Life of My TAG Class

Here's a condensed version of a conversation in my math class today. The topic was area and perimeter.

(4th grader with hand wildly waving in the air)
"Mrs. Mac! Mrs. Mac! If Spongebob Squarepants is already squared, when you multiply him by himself is he cubed?"

(6th grader rolling his eyes) "No. If you multiply Spongebob Squarepants by himself, you add the exponents. Therefore, Spongebob Squarepants squared is Spongebob to the 4th power."

I ran this past one of my writer friends. Her thoughts:
"Spongebob Squarepants already gives the appearance of being Spongebob Cubepants, but since he is from a 2-dimensional medium, perhaps the question is moot."

Please know this: I NEVER enter the classroom unless I am FULLY caffeinated!

13 comments:

Rena said...

LOL! I've always wondered about him. He looks kind of rectangle to me. ;)

Marcia said...

LOL. And they say math has too few real-life applications.

PJ Hoover said...

This conversation is priceless! I love it!
Man, kids are smart.
And thanks for visiting my blog!

Bish Denham said...

That conversation HAS to go into a book! At least the kids of thinking!

Nora MacFarlane said...

I've often wished I'd kept a classroom journal of things my students have said - and things I never thought I would HAVE to say!

Brenda said...

LOL...I was lost at spongebob...grin...

Chocolateer said...

I forgot to have my Sweetling read this. I'll have to do that today. She'll get a hoot out of it as well :)

Brenda said...

p.s. I've nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award on my blog...

Nora MacFarlane said...

Thanks, Brenda!

Christina Farley said...

Halarious! I love it!

Kelly said...

That is so funny!
I have a journal for each of my children and write silly things they say (I forget though many times!). I wish I would have done that as a teacher, too!

Nora MacFarlane said...

It'd be great material for future book ideas!

Linda D. (sbk) said...

wow, that math hurt my brain. So funny! I love the things kids say.