My fifth graders come to me directly from the library, so they're always bringing stacks of books with them (love!). Today, while the students were working, I was perusing their selections. I commented to one table that I miss reading every day. The following exchange then took place:
[Crickets]Student A: "My mom stays up until midnight reading."Me: "I stay up until midnight grading art work."Student B: "Well, that's what teachers do."[crickets]Student B: "No offense."