Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Part One in an Ongoing Study: Things My Students Say That Make Me Weep For the Future

We're playing an improv game that requires the suggestion of a person, place, and object from the audience. For the place, I give them Cuba.

"Cuba? Is that the place with all those Puerto Ricans?"


At 9:48 PM, Blogger educat said...

Oh dear. This made me think of my kids yesterday--I am not sure if this is the exact opposite or if it's just hilarious brainwashing.

One of my girls had her whole family at school yesterday. Mom barely speaks English and my girl (let's call her Santa Maria, she is a sainted one) is as much mother to the seven year old(syo) sister with them as her real mother is.

They come to help with my room. Santa Maria and mother take over all poster hanging duties (which I happily relinquish) and I take on some other mindless work and entertain the syo. Syo tells me she knows all about the two buildings that "got blown up".

"Yeah?" I respond, fascinated to see where this goes.

"Uh huh. I think it was the Government's fault."


Then she proceeded to play a game with me where she'd name three local candidates for office and ask me "Which one is evil?"

Craig, I can send her down to straighten your kids out on other geo-political issues if you like.


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