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!