I was preparing a cute game for math today, but wanted to try it out with someone. The kids were working in their journals, and I whispered to Gabi.
“Psst! Gabi! Can you come over here? I need you to be my guinea pig!”
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She smiled and said “Sure!” She was already working at my table, so she just closed her journal and looked at me.
I handed her the dice, paper and markers and started to explain the game when she interrupted me.
“Mrs. Patrick,” she said dramatically, “I don’t really WANT to be a guinea pig. Can I just be a unicorn?”
“You bet.” I laughed.
And so we played “Unicorns toss the dice and decorate muffins.”
And it was splendid.