contributed by D.F.
True stories from Summer School...
On the second day of summer school, I had the kids working in vocabulary
books. T.J. came to the word 'humanitarian' and he was having trouble
with it. I asked him if he knew what the word meant. He thought a minute,
and then said confidently, "it's an animal that eats humans!"
Yesterday, I asked a student to move his seat and he said, "I'm
This lead to a 'teachable moment' about insubordination. Sitting in
a big circle, I asked the kids if they understood what the word insubordination
One student raised his hand and yelled, "It's when a woman is
pregnant and wants to get rid of her baby on the operating table."