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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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