Although I do have complaints about my school, I have absolutely nothing but love for the kids I teach. They. are. amazing. They make me laugh almost every single day and all the hugs and smiles are great. Here are a few recent bits that happened that made me laugh.
Albert Speaks 1
This kid. Seriously. THIS KID.
Me: What is the opposite of “female”?
Me: WHAT?! “JEW”??
Albert: No! Jew. JEW. (makes a ‘z’ gesture)
Me: Do you mean “zoo”?
Albert: Yah. Zoo.
I don’t have any idea what he was thinking. Neither did he, he wouldn’t even try to explain once Jessica said the right answer.
Albert Speaks 2
The workbook had the word “near-sighted” in it, and the kids didn’t know that particular word. I broke it down into the two parts, and was trying to get them to give me another word for “sight”. They had no clue. Thanks, level-appropriate book.
So I pointed to my eyes, trying to get them to say “look” or “see”. What does Albert come up with when I pointed at my eyes?
Excitedly he exclaimed, “Dark circles!”
Clearly I need more sleep.
Nice Try, Robinsaurus
Me: (teaching analogies) What is to “hand” as “ankle” is to “foot”?