You just can't plan for these things in the classroom... Today we spent almost the whole time talking about growing our muscles, including our brains. It started out with a child saying his hand was too tired to practice writing any more. My gut reaction was filled with enthusiasm, "GREAT! That means you're growing your muscles!" Promptly EVERYONE in the class had tired hands, legs and heads. Thus, the conversation of growing muscles continued throughout the day. "Shh!! Watch! He's growing his brain!" was said more than once as a child was demonstrating or sharing with the group. It was so much fun!