Yesterday I had to call Mrs. Fleckenstein. She thought it would be a good time for a teachable moment! She had coached the students to say, "Hello, Mrs. Fleckenstein's room, this is _______." She thought she would have one of her first graders give it a shot. He picked up the phone. "Hello, Mrs. Fleckenstein's room, this is ______..." I started to tell the student what a great job they did answering but they were gone! Mrs. Fleck called back later to tell me that she failed to tell the kids they had to keep talking after their greeting! The student just answered and hung up!
Just another reminder that you can never be too clear with directions!