This week, it was a 2 day chunk, because of veteran's day.
So, I decided to give them a "summary project" where they each got an atomic number and had to do all sorts of magic (electron hotels and configurations and mole calculations and fact gathering and other absolutely RIVETING stuff!)
One child was having a hard time with the calculation part.
I asked him what his element was, and he said...
And I burst out into loud, raucous laughter.
And he looked hurt. I guess it wasn't a joke.
OK, sweetie, what's your atomic number?
So, not being a total RainMan, I look over. Sr. Strontium.