I hammer procedures into my students' heads from day one each year. This year is no different...we're plugging along still and doing well, I might add!
Being in first grade, we work really hard to be quiet in lots of places. I coach the kids often:
"Remember, no voices. No talking. Whispering only. Quiet voices only."
Apparently this really bothers one of my kids, because each time we are all quiet and I say something aloud, he says, "SHHHHH!"
At first I thought, is he really shushing me?
I didn't say anything yesterday about it because I figured by today he'd get over it.
Today in the hall everyone is quiet. We're really showing our knowledge of hallway procedures, working hard...you can hear a pin drop. Trying to be encouraging, I say, "Nice job being quiet. I really appreciate it."
This student who is so bothered by my talking is apparently pushed over the edge at this point and says,
"SHHH! YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO TALK!"
Alright already, I give in.