Thursday, November 11, 2010

Poor vs. Poe

Ms Manuscript used the daily grammar warm-up to introduce the readings of Edgar Allen Poe. After students had offered the various corrections in capitalization, punctuation and word usage, everyone decided all of the errors had been identified, when one student timidly raised her hand.

Ms. M: Yes?

8th Grade Student: There is one more correction Ms. M.

A bit perplexed, Ms. M waited a moment and then asked what remaining correction was needed.

8th Grade Student: You need a verb - it should be Edgar Allen was Poe, you can't say he was poe without a verb.

really... yes, really!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mr./Mrs. Air Force One

We're talking about/watching a video about Air Force One yesterday...

7th Grade Student: Is it a girl or a boy?

Mr. H: Is what a girl or a boy?

7th Grade Student: Air Force One.

Mr. H: It's an airplane.

7th Grade Student: (Blank Look) So is it a girl or a boy?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Infinite Infants

This happened in my 1st period today. Let me preface this with the fact that vocabulary is important. Learn a word a day.

7th Grade Student: Mr. H, what does infinite mean?

Mr. H: Something that goes on forever...never ending.

7th Grade Student: Oh.

Another 7th Grader: So, what does infinite mean?

Another another 7th Grader: It's a small baby.