Special ed geometry. It was a good sized group, and they had an assignment that I thought was pretty cool.
They had been learning shapes--the specific shapes that one learns in geometry. Not just your garden variety square and rectangle, but the parallelogram, the rhombus, the kite, and the trapezoid.
The assignment had them using at least one of each in a design that they were to come up with. They got to draw it, color it in, and make it as creative as possible. The idea was to make it like a tile.
I passed out the assignment. And every single one of them turned it over to the back, where there was a word search.
I explained the assignment. It was fun! They got to draw. They just had to use the correct shapes. (I'm not much of an artist, but I would have loved an assignment like this.)
Them? They kept working on the word search.
So, I explained that the word search wasn't their assignment. Nope. It was worth nothing. The art project, however, was what they needed to do.
Reluctantly, they turned over the papers. Grumbled. Sketched out something. Complained that they'd rather do the word search.
Some days, I wonder about them.
Have you ever thought something was so cool, but when you shared it with someone else, they looked at you like you were crazy?
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