Adventures in Room 347

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Oct 05 2012

The Things They Say

Sometimes, you just can’t make this stuff up.

Today, we talked about carbon-14 dating and radioactive isotopes. I said that it was how we figured out how old dinosaur bones are.

“What if a lion does it with a rhino? Would their baby be a dinosaur?”

“Miss, how old are the dinosaurs? How old is the world?” Before I can answer, another student responds, “Dude, haven’t you read the Bible? It tells you in there!” and the first student retorts, “Um, dinosaurs existed before God did!”

Other zingers from a TGIF kind of day:

“Miss, you have cool clothes; you dress like a teenager!” <–not sure that’s a complement.

Student: “I wish we had cool teachers.” Me: “What? I’m not cool enough?” Student: “No miss, you’re like nice and care about us too much.” <—win?

Student: “Miss, why we always gotta learn stuff at school?”

 

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