Wednesday, September 28, 2016
"I'm Andrew. What's your name?"
It was passing period. As the students trickled in to their math class in the fourth week of school, my attention was caught by this exchange. When the kiddos noticed my interest, they explained.
"There's this kid who doesn't know anyone's name, so he just uses any name," via "Hannah".
And, apparently, they've adapted themselves to this.
"Kyle" did kind of look like a Kyle. (If this post was about him, that'd be a possible pseudonym for him, since I always change student names.) "Hannah", however, did not. When pressed, I couldn't tell her what name she did look like, only that it wasn't a Hannah.
Meanwhile, I'm so careful to use their correct names...