Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Exploding their world

Background Information: We are studying soil and worms in class.

Today's lesson-Worms: Where did they come from?

Me: Everything living falls into one of two groups, plants or animals.
Student 1: Wait, what about us?
Me: Are you a plant?
Student 1: (indignant) No!
Me: Then you are an animal.
Student 2: Cool! I'm a monkey!
Student 3: Yeah! I'm a turtle!
Me: NO. You don't get to choose an animal. You ARE an animal.
Student 4: Nuh-uh! We're people!
Me: Yeah...humans are mammals, mammals are animals. Therefore you are an animal.
[more crickets]
Me: Seriously. I'm not making this up. People are animals.
Student 1: Whoa...

Sometimes the best part about teaching is exploding the world as they know it. I love watching their face as they discover they know absolutely nothing and can't wait to tell everyone their new found fact.

In other news B-man seems to be doing a little bit better. We moved his crate to where it use to be about 4 months ago. While he's still not happy about being in his crate he's not shredding his bed like he was last week.

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