I’d have had them make me a cake volcano as their assessment, instead of doing a test!
Last year, I couldn’t believe what a lot of kerfuffle the simple act of giving my students a chocolate coin each in the last lesson before the holidays caused:
‘My coin’s smaller than his, Miss! Can I have two?’
‘Why’s he got two? That’s not fair!’
‘He took three!’
Not to mention the bowl-snatching and gold foil left scattered all over the floor.
Forewarned is forearmed, as they say, so off I trotted yesterday to buy little bags of uniformly-sized chocolate Santas and snowmen but none were to be found! Instead, I have had to settle for mixed bags of gold coins and ‘paper’ money. Despite them all being the same size, I can hear it now…
‘He’s got a £20 note, Miss! That’s not fair, I’ve only got a £10 one!!! Can I have two?’
Goodness only know how many the people with the 2p coins will want!