As we were getting ready for dismissal, I noticed two boys being secretive. There was an exchange. So, once everyone settled down, I called one of the boys up to me and asked what was up.
He said, "Nothing Ms."
I said, "What's that in your pocket."
He said, "Oh, it's just gum."
I said, "Can I please see your gum?"
He proceeded to pull it out and then quickly put it back in his pocket as if I would let it slide and never question him about it again.
I said, "No, like pull it out. I'd like to SEE it while I have it in my hands."
This is what he pulled out:
I jumped, of course, and I looked at him with an expression on my face that I'm sure said- WHY DID YOU LET THIS HAPPEN TO ME!?
As I looked at him, he responded, "Ms. Marquez. I never told you to pull it."
I was mad. But this was so FUNNY!! I laughed. I LAUGHED.
After I got over the giggles and regained my composure, we discussed his dreams in life and how honesty can play a big part in his future and how this obviously wasn't gum.