Thursday, September 01, 2005

Funny Kids

So today was our first day back with students. To avoid the shock of having to work full time after a summer of slothfullness, the student's only come for 30min. That's just enough time to go over classroom expectations with them, ie. scare the poop out of them. Now this isn't quite as easy this year for me as I have all grade 10s and frankly grade 10s are lazy creatures not affected by too much. No longer scared to be in high school, but not yet caring about marks for university/grad. But they proved that they still can entertain me.

So I'm almost at the end of my third round through my classroom expectations. I've finished off with the rules about mp3 players and ask if there are any questions. The largest grade 10 student I've ever seen - seriously, I assumed he was my gr 12 student, he looks 23 - puts his hand up and so only the people around him can hear, asks "so are you single?" in a reasonably polite tone.
Without missing a beat, I replied "No, no you can't sing."
He looked at me very strangely, and then just kinda shrugged it off saying "yes... that's what I asked."

Kids are funny.


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