Thursday, September 17, 2009

Today in Class: Not for Clothes

We read West African proverbs today in class. I then had the kids illustrate the literal and figurative meanings of the proverbs.

Kid: Mrs. Revis! Mrs. Revis! Come look at my drawing!

Kid shows me a drawing. His proverb was, essentially, about avoiding danger.

Me: OK, I see where you're going with this. That guy's running away from this guy with a gun, and this one with a knife. But what is this girl holding?

Kid: A hanger.

In the kid's defense, it totally looks like a hanger. I just could not tell how a hanger would mean danger for a person.

Me: Why is the girl chasing the guy with a hanger in her hand?

Kid: Cause she wants to hang him!
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