Funny Misunderstanding

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  1. KinderCowgirl

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    So I know if you don't teach the young children you may not get many of these - I thought I would share.

    One of my students had the hiccups the other day and another student told him to hold his breath, to try and get rid of them. He said "I can't do that, it will give me breath cancer". I listened to them debate this for a few minutes and then he asked me if I had ever heard of breath cancer -- now the teacher in me of course, wanted to correct him, but I also didn't want to end up on the news for teaching the word "breast" to 5-year olds. I asked where he had heard it - on South Park. Kids, they do keep you on your toes!
     
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  3. New3rdTeacher

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    How cute! It's sad he's watching South Park, but that's cute! :)
     
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    Cute, but sad that he got it from South Park. Though I do remember the episode he watched. :eek: (hubby watches it occassionally)
     
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    I was on a field trip once when the bus crossed over from Iowa to Illinois. We had been talking about major land forms and bodies of water (1st grade) so I asked the boy next to me if he remembered the name of the river. When he couldn't come up with it I told him is was the Mississippi River. He just gave me this blank looked and asked where the Mister Sippi Rivier was.
     
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    that is too funny, I love it
     
  7. Miss J. Pre-K

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    I teach four-year-olds. One day at lunch my kids were talking about what they wanted to be when they grow up. I was amused at their responses until one little girl turned to me and asked, "Miss J., What do you want to be when you grow up?" :lol:

    I said I wanted to be a dinosaur and crush things. . . :D
     
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    Just last week a 4th grade teacher was telling us that a girl in her class came up to her all upset about another student drawing a picture of her & a "black guy." The teacher went back & forth with the child about how everyone is different & we all need to get along. The girl was very frustrated with the teacher & finally pointed at her eye and said, no I had a BLACK EYE in the picture! The teacher was sooo beside herself! :lol:
     
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    Last year, I was helping one of my 1st graders blend long e words (1 on 1). We came to the word "weed". I helped her blend it, and then explained what it meant-- an ugly plant that grows, one that we don't want around. Her eyes then bugged out of her head, and she whispered "My mom has a weed!" I was taken aback by the look on her face, and responded- "Oh, mom likes to garden?" The child said- "Noooo! She has a real weed!"

    Now I'm sitting there wondering if this little girl is telling me that her mother smokes pot. I reply- "What do you mean that she has a weed? What does it look like?"

    She replies- "You know-- the weed that grows from her head!"

    I almost fell over when I realized what she meant.

    "Sweetheart- I think you meant to say that mom has a hair WEAVE, not WEED!"

    Thank goodness!
     
  10. TeachFirst123

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    One time I had a kindergartener ask me, while writing the alphabet, how do you spell LMNOP?

    Also, one of the 3rd grade teachers was teaching about ancestors. A student raised her hand and asked, "Why are you only talking about girls and not the anbrothers too?"
     
  11. Bored of Ed

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    I believe it would be spelled, "elemenopy" ;-)
    Classic...
     
  12. Jem

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    I had parent/teacher conferences today, and a set of parents were very confused about the book I was reading in class. Apparently their lovely daughter was writing 'The Bichbark House' in her planner each night, and pronouncing it as such. I kindly told them it was the BIRCHbark House, and that I would make sure she included that 'r' next time. ;)
     
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  13. TennisPlayer

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    Oh no! Hopefully they have a sense of humor =)
     
  14. monsieurteacher

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    :lol: You would think they could figure it out from context that it is like birchbark!
     

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