Friday, August 27, 2010

Citizenship 101

Ok. In class, we've been talking about the concept of citizenship and different types of citizens in the United States. This instance happened today and it was strange because I could see and hear the conversation before it was done...

Mr. H: If you are born in the U. S. or one of its territories, you are a native-born citizen.

7th Grade Student: Mr. H, is Alabama in...

Mr. H sensing the impending question: Wait! Think about what you're about to ask. Make sure that it makes sense.

7th Grade Student: Is Alabama in the United States?

Mr. H: Really?

Another brilliant statement by the future leaders of the world:

7th Grade Student: Mr. H, where did the Indians come from?

Another 7th Grade Student: Indiana, duh.

Friday, August 20, 2010

cayete la barka

This post comes from another teacher at my school. It's one of the funniest and shows the insight of the 7th grade mind:

7th grade student: If a dog is born in Mexico, does it bark in Spanish?

Monday, August 9, 2010

First day back...First story of the year

So it's the first day back and the classes were working on a "getting to know you" worksheet. I use this to...get to know the kids. I also have the kids try to guess who said what on the worksheet. One of the questions asked was, if you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? This is what happened as others attempted to guess who said what...

Mr. H: Who said they would go to Finland to visit their family?

7th Grade Student: I think it was that girl (pointing to a hispanic student).

Mr. H: You really think her family lives in Finland?

7th Grade Student: Well, she does speak Spanish...

I have a feeling this is going to be a good year for the blog.