“I’m going to teach you a new activity to play during morning meeting today,” I announced.
“What is it?” they said before I could get any more words out?
After discussing what metamorphosis meant I told them the rules…
- 1 person is sent in the hallway for 10 seconds
- That person can change 1 (and only 1) thing about themselves
- The class guess what the person from the hallway changed
“Got it?” I ask!
“Let’s play!” they shout!
The first student comes back in with only one shoe.
The second student comes back with their pants tucked into their sock.
“1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,” we count.
“This was a bad idea,” comes a soft voice from the hallway (the girl that had been sent out to morph).
I tell the class to count again as I rush into the hall where I find K standing topless!
“Bad idea!” she says again louder this time. “My plan was to take my undershirt off but then all my shirts got stuck together.”
Trying very hard not to laugh and helping at the same time I say, “No worries, but let’s not try that one again.”
We finish executing her plan just as the class gets to 10 and enter the classroom.