Kids are so clever. They really are. I'm impressed. They want to be social and they will find ways to be social through hell or high water, dammit.
Case in point:
These kids are supposed to be reading silently right now, no talking. And I just looked up and caught several kids signing to each other with their hands. Apparently sign language is now being taught in the school, as a foreign language option, and these kids are now using their hands to talk without really "talking," i.e. to communicate with each other silently while pulling the wool over my eyes.
(I just re-read the above paragraph. Wow. That is the most badly written, repetitive paragraph. I'm not going to rewrite it, though, because  I don't feel like it and  I'd rather leave it there as an example of "how not to write a persuasive paragraph." Call it the teacher in me.)
I barely have the heart to tell them to "stop talking" and do their reading because I'm impressed by their ingenuity. I mean, hell: we definitely didn't talk via sign language in class way back in my day.