Weaving is normally my fav. time of the year!! I LOVE IT. This group of 4th graders though have been taking some of the joy out of the project for me. Yesterday...I felt my blood pressure rise(and I don't have high blood pressure). I sat by a student that usually gives me some trouble in class...and noticed he had double jumped his string. So I pointed out his mistake, and told him just to go back a couple rows and fix it....NO BIG DEAL! He looks at me and says... "I'LL RISK IT." I wasn't really sure what he was talking about...so I pointed to the mistake again and told him to go back and fix it. He says again..."I'LL RISK IT" I say....RISK WHAT? He repeats himself..."I'll risk it". I realize he is telling me in his short yet disrespectful phrase... I'M NOT GONNA FIX ANYTHING..I'LL RISK THE CONSEQUENCES...I DON'T CARE TO DO WHAT YOU ARE TELLING ME TO DO.
When this all clicked in my head...I told him..."You aren't risking anything...YOU WILL GET AN F! "
He says once more with a smile on his face..."I'll risk it." OH MY GOSH. Walk away...just walk away!!! (I told myself) Have you all heard this phrase?!??!?! My sister..who works in social work...says that is a new thing with the high school kids. I told my friend Janet...she told me the next time he says it...to get the scissors out and cut it apart..and say...RISK THAT! ha ha ha