Thursday: a kid in my class lost his tooth, but he waited until a transition time to take care of it. I made sure to make an example of him to the class... "he did a great job waiting for an appropriate time and not interrupting our lesson...."
Friday: a different kid calls out while I'm in mid sentence to ask for a band aid. If you could only have seen my face...I'm sure it read something like, "You've GOT to be kidding me." Anyways, before I had a chance to say something 4 or 5 of his classmates groaned and said, "Come on! You're supposed to wait for the appropriate time. Don't you remember yesterday with the tooth? Gosh!" I couldn't help but smile.... they really do listen.