*Pssts... one kiddo whispered to another on the carpet today while i was teaching.
"let's talk about something popular!"
I leaned into their conversation to stop the talking with body language as opposed to stopping my entire lesson to orally reprimand the girls.
"Oh!" the whisperer noticed me. " I mean, what do you know about trees?"
does talking on the carpet become ok if it is a sciency subject? as a teacher in general am i suppose to embrace all tree conversations?
not to mention, who says, "let's talk about something popular"? When asked to define popular she said, "You know, girly-girls who wear cool clothes everyone likes instead of ugly, ugly clothes."