Scholastic Teacher's End of the Day column is sure to make you laugh—featuring quirky questions, strange compliments, teacher bloopers, and more.
Sound It Out
There are so many to choose from, but this question was one of my favorites: “Does pork come from porcupines?”
This Just In
A student asked me how, before television, we knew if school was canceled because of snow.
When I Was Your Age…
My student teacher, who is in her 40s, was doing a presentation as a Scots-Irish settler from the 1800s, and all of my students thought she was telling them about her real childhood.
My favorites are a tie between “Are you married to Martin Luther King, Ms. Martin?” and “Was Abraham Lincoln president when you were a kid?”
My first year, I was teaching in Florida, and the standardized tests there are called FCATs. On Valentine’s Day, I put up a bulletin board featuring a cat pulling a wagon full of Hershey’s kisses. One student looked at the board and asked me if that was the F-cat.
“Did you know Alaska isn’t an island?”
In Indiana, I introduced myself to my students and told them I was from England. After I shared more fun facts about myself, a student asked: “If you are from England, do you speak English?” Why, yes. Yes, I do. In fact, I’m speaking English right now.
During dismissal: “So, Mr. Matt, what do you do for a living?”
Keep It Simple
“If you need to call 911, what is the phone number?”
From A to Z
“When we finish learning all of the alphabet letters, will we be done with kindergarten?”
World’s Coolest Invention
When discussing the Romans, a student asked if horses had been invented.
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