I was teaching a unit on patterning to my grade one class. As most teachers, we try many techniques and activities to bring together the new learning. I was nearing the end of the unit when I was away one day, at school the next, away the next day and back to school again. When I did come to school the following day, one of my students said, “Miss Klus, you were away like an ABAB pattern”. These kids are clever!