today, in a language group, we were writing vocab words that belonged
in different categories.
the category was "things that are stinky".
and this is what one 3rd grader wrote...
when i asked him why he wrote such a bad word, he proceeded to tell me, "you know that song that says, you know you like to think your sh*t doesn't stink?...that's why..because it's not true. it does stink".
my oh my. did we have a chat.
i also had a student yesterday who came to me so so so excited and said, "mrs. menz, my mom said i get to have an ipod touch when we win the lottery!!!" i didn't have the heart to tell him the odds are stacked against him.