Thursday, October 7, 2010
Could you be more specific?
Or at least enunciate a little better? That is what one of my young friends should have said today. I wanted my class to pick one of our vocabulary words and draw a picture of what it meant. I picked the word "swirl" for one who was having trouble choosing. A little later the student came to me with a very nice picture of a squirrel. I said, "I don't really understand what the squirrel is doing that is swirling." The student looked at me a lot like I had lost my mind and said, "I did what you asked and drew a squirrel." Then we simultaneously had an ah-ha moment and we both said, "I/You thought I said squirrel, not swirl!" We had a laugh (which I needed. Badly).
Written for your enjoyment by Frau M.