- “Milk comes from a cow,” I say. “No leche de gallina!” says a 7 year old. “No it’s not possible.” “No es verdad.” The child begins weeping.
- ¨What will you do when you graduate?¨ I ask. ¨Live with my parents.¨ a 17-year-old says.
- “What does gold digger mean?” says my 16 year old student.
- “What would you pack for a trip to London?” I ask my high school students. “A bong.” “How would you pack it?” I say trying not to react because if I do he´ll laugh.
- When you turn around and an entire class of 2nd graders are trying to put their foot behind their head. “This is not gymnastics class! This is English.”
- My second graders think their cats and sometimes trip me pretending to be a cat.
- “Friction, rub your hands together. The heat you feel is the energy from friction. Look at your shoes. They have rough ridges to create friction so you don’t fall. *10 minutes of 14 students saying “Do I have friction?” And rubbing their hands together. The next teacher was like, “What did you do?”
- “Como se dice el gas de moustaza?” ¨Mustard gas?¨ ¨ Si!¨
- “Puedo hacer una pistol?” says a 3 year old.
There’s plenty of great and sometimes frustrating moments as a teacher. It’s not a profession I had originally intended but I don’t hate it.
P.S. I hope you like the Little Rascals movie new and old.