Mrs. Nix: So, that was interesting. Shouldn’t you have been teaching math at that time?
Joanna Page: Well, actually, we were about to start counting by multiples of six as we did those burpees, but I figured you’d seen enough.
Mrs. Nix: Oh? How could you tell? And…burpees?
Joanna Page: Burpees are just fancy jumping jacks that I make fancier by weaving in a little math. And pretty much any teacher can tell when an administrator isn’t thrilled with things.
Mrs. Nix: What is it? A knitted brow? A frown?
Joanna Page: I’m not sure I can describe it. It’s more of a vibe we pick up on.
Mrs. Nix: So, Joanna, you seem, umm, different this year. What’s going on?
Joanna Page: Different? How so?
Mrs. Nix: You just seem to be in your own little world. Like you’re not ‘with the program’.
Joanna Page: I’m sorry you think that. I guess I’m just adjusting to a new classroom and a new class of kids.
Mrs. Nix: Well, I have another meeting, so see if you can’t fall back in line with our schedule.
Joanna Page: I’ll take a look at changing things up.