Monday, November 30, 2009

Today, In Class... Of War and Translations

Today, the kids read a short story by Tolstoy called "How Much Land Does a Man Need." As they read, I walked around, helping them.

Kid: Where is this story from?

Me: Russia.

Kid: It doesn't sound Russian.

Me & All the Other Kids: *blink*blink*

Kid: *blink*

Me: It's...a translation. That's English. You're reading English.

Kid: Oooooooooooh. I didn't think it sounded Russian.

6 comments:

Lisa and Laura said...

Who says there's something broken in our education system? This is hilarious.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

*blink* *blink* *knock head on wall*

Pen Pen said...

I'm sorry-that's hilarious! :)

I get them tho! Sometimes u just don't think about it...I realized about 2 years ago that the moon "glowed" at night cuz the sun was still hitting it from the other side of the Earth and not cuz the moon rocks collected light and...glowed in the dark at night. I know-It's bad. I'm in grad school...embarrassing! :)

lotusgirl said...

Funny! Holy cow! Sometimes I miss teaching high school.

Vonna said...

I love these hilarious moments you share with us. It puts everything back in perspective.

Kelly H-Y said...

Hee, hee! Truly ... you have a book well on its way! Hilarious! :-)