I was working on it while my brother was over and he actually ended up fixing it. When I brought the wolf back to school I told them that I had fixed him this weekend and that they needed to be very careful with him.
At this I hear one of the girls in my class say "You are a miracle worker!" Made me smile.
During Guided Reading (when I am reading with small groups of students) I use some dice with questions on them after we read the story. The kids roll and answer the question. I have three different sets of dice for different levels of readers and different types of books. I had a guided reading group come in. The green die were on the table from a previous group. Once the kids got going I put the green dice away and got out the blue ones that had more appropriate questions on them for the group I was reading with. Later after the students had read the book one of the students in the group piped up and said "Now they're blue, she painted them!"
Today I was working on re-teaching a small group of students a concept that we had already learned. We were working on subtraction. The students were working with some flash cards. One of the students picked up a flashcard that had the problem "11-3" on it. He answered 8 very quickly without using the number line which is uncharacteristic of him.
Me: "How did you know it was 8"
Student: " I Guessed it in my brain"
Me: a face that tells him I don't believe him and that's not how we get answers
Student: "What? I've got a smart brain today!"
I only wish I could show you his little smirk, he was so stinkin' adorable that I couldn't even be mad.