Follow Up

First off, the Standing Girl actually took a break on Thursday. “I just don’t feel like standing today.” “No sore toe?” “No. I just don’t feel like it.” OK. Friday was test day–she doesn’t stand for tests–but she was right back on her feet today. “I just feel like it.” One of the yahoos spoke […]

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Be-er?

I’m going to try to tie together a couple of loose ends here.  A couple of  weeks ago (see how laggy I’m getting?) I was showing how long it takes me to actually finish some of these posts (haha, ironic), and I was telling the story of teaching the vocabulary word brusque. Let us resume […]

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Oh, of course!

As we have seen, the seventh grade mind works in mysterious ways. Last week left us pondering seventh grade translations for the euphemism, “vertically challenged.” In addition to the correct response, short, and many silly ones (retarded? stupid?), we also received three sincere, mystery responses: hard, clumsy, and gay. Here are the kids’ explanations: Hard […]

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OMG UR FAST

I guess someone knows from junior high. First comment gets it right. Nice. index : finger :: molar : ______ X Files. This kid was a big fan, but he thought Mulder’s name was Molar, and of course, what else could the answer be but… X Files. Dunno why he didn’t think it was Scully.

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