"Are you crying?"
I sat in the front of the room, my hands covering my nose and mouth. My shoulders shook. Interesting how that's where her mind automatically went.
"No. I'm laughing."
I indicated the group on the other side of the aisle.
What drew my attention was a strange statement: "You put on makeup every day and wash it off every night. Your parents must be shocked!"
Note: This was a high school class. Mostly juniors and seniors. So, girls wearing makeup--kinda normal.
After about a minute of my attention, I got the gist of the conversation.
The boy was planning on writing on his arms. In his mind: washable markers=makeup. The girls disagreed.
And I thought the whole conversation ridiculous. Or totally brilliant.
What some students do rather than the assignment...