9.05.2006

We Learn Something New Everyday

My class and I got through our first day back to school just fine. The subway wasn't as cooperative as my little cuties, though, so I got home too late to meet up with my weekly knitting group. I've got several chores to catch up on, so I thought I'd just quickly post a comment made by one of my students today that illustrates the disconnect that I occasionally have with some of my kids. Being raised in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, didn't expose me to the same things that my Bronx-raised students know all about. Case in point:
Today, my students were going to interview partners and then introduce their partners to the rest of the class, telling the rest of the class some fun facts that they learned about each other. You know, a little first day getting-to-know-you activity. I modeled the interview process with one student, and then he interviewed me while the class watched, so they could get a feel for what the activity was all about. During his interview of me, the question came up, "What did you do before you were a teacher?" One little boy called out, "I know, I know. You were an escort!" He wasn't joking. Ummm... let's see what tomorrow brings.

9 comments:

connie said...

haha!

I'm glad your first day went well and that you're looking forward to tomorrow. My first day went well too... but without any funny little 'from the mouths of babes' incidents

Colette said...

I know kids say the darndest things, but damn! We missed you tonight - it was a quite group, hope you can make it next week.

Queens Knitting Mama said...

Hello,

Thanks for the invite to the knitting group in Astoria, Qeens. That's really sweet of you. I'd love to come on some Tuesdays. Let me know where it is in Astoria.

Knit Freak said...

yeah thats because you are the HOT teacher they couldnt help it ;)

Anonymous said...

YIKES, aren't 3rd graders about 8 years old!

And your answer was....

erin said...

oh my - out of the mouths of babes! glad to hear that the rest of your first day went okay.

Melissa said...

escort huh? i don't think i even knew what one was til i moved to the city 7 years ago! that's hilarious!

Chickenbells said...

do comments like that make you rethink your wardrobe or what? hahaha!

cynic the lamb said...

That is too funny - and kinda scary. Glad your first day went well.