. Regurgitated Alpha Bits: Words Get in the Way

Monday, September 26, 2011

Words Get in the Way

Here's a giggle for you!

While practicing compound sentences about desert ecosystems in my classroom, one student wrote:

Kangaroo rats like to eat cactus fruit, but cactus fruit can be pricey.


So what we can take from that is, in this economy, even kangaroo rats are tightening their belts.

...and that the kid can't spell prickly.


I've got another one for you too!

While practicing identifying main events and details in the beautiful story The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, the students quickly picked up on the fact that Edward, a toy rabbit made of china, was self-centered at the beginning of the story but eventually learned the value of loving others. This becomes very clear once Edward meets a four year old girl named Sarah Ruth.

One student wrote:

Edward goes to Sarah Ruth to perfect his lovemaking.


Yup.

Kiddie porn.

Bestiality.

The soaring price of cactus fruit.

We got it covered.

3 comments:

Ginger Snaps said...

HAHA Thanks for making me laugh! lol

Angela said...

Ooohhh, the keywords people use to find your site based on this post are going to be REALLY interesting. :-)

Pat said...

Sometimes isn't it just worth being in a classroom, when things like this are said?? And what makes it even better, if there are 2 adults in the classroom to share it with and back you up when you retell the story in the teacher's room or at a staff meeting! Great story!