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Summer School Students

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 fine here."

This lead to a 'teachable moment' about insubordination. Sitting in a big circle, I asked the kids if they understood what the word insubordination meant.

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."