Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Today in Class: Invaders

Today in class, we're studying Chinese literature. I was giving a little background on China, and the Great Wall came up. 

 Me: The Great Wall was used to keep out invaders from the north. What invaders were coming into China?

Kid: The Mongolians!

Me: Exactly! What's a famous Mongolian invader who attacked China?

Kid: Chaka Khan!

Me: *facepalm*

44 comments:

Linda Kage said...

LOL! I love that song!

Cheree said...

I love these 'today in class' posts. They are so funny.

Christine Fonseca said...

hahahaha...love that!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

I LOVE IT!

I did a Maro Polo play with my students last year. When Kublai Khan showed MP his palace, he asked what Marco thought.

Marco Polo was supposed to say something like "tremendous". Instead he said "terrifying!"

It was too fun.

lotusgirl said...

LOL. You gotta love them.

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Why is it everything today is so hilarious? The facepalm at the end makes all the difference. :)
(I'd say lol, but my new internet laugh is something along the lines of Mwahahaha! So I'll say that instead.)
Mwahahaha!

Kat O'Keeffe said...

LOL! You have the funniest students. My high school classes were never that entertaining!

Kelly said...

You know that song will be in my head the rest of the day!
(though I haven't thought about Chaka khan in years. I may have to google the video for fun now!)

You should have a notebook or journal and jot down funny things your students say. I have one for each of my children. I used to teach third grade, I wish I had done it then!! Kids are hilarious!

Solvang Sherrie said...

ROFL!! Kids are so hilarious!

Heather Zundel said...

Hee hee. Lovelovelove these. You're kids are great. Do any of them ever come on here?

Bish Denham said...

ROFL!

JEM said...

I want to come hang out in your classroom, this is awesome!

Patti said...

That's hilarous

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

*snarf* They get me every time!

Lisa said...

Lmao! Too funny!

Liza said...

Giggle. Oh to be a fly on a wall in a classroom.

MeganRebekah said...

Yet another great Today in Class post. Makes me miss teaching :)

Tess said...

Ha! That's funny. And, now I have that song going through my head

thanks a lot ;)

Crimey said...

You have yourself a witty class there! :)

Carolyn V. said...

LOL. That's so funny. What cute kids!

Lola Sharp said...

LOVE IT!!!

B.J. Anderson said...

LOL!! That's awesome.

Slamdunk said...

Great exchange. I am not laughing too much since as I have gotten older what I meant to say morphs into something funny more and more.

B. Miller said...

This literally made me LOL. I mean, the people in my office looked at my funny. HAHAHAHAHA!! Now I can't sto; singing "I Feel For You"...

Thanks, Beth, for sharing these funnies. They're appreciated!!

Nisa said...

"I'm Every Women" does sound like invasion to me when you think about it. lol!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Hahaha!! Your students sound fabulous. Aren't teenagers great?

L.T. Elliot said...

Ha ha ha! Smart kid!

Elana Johnson said...

Ha ha ha! Wherever will I get my laughs next year? :(

C.R. Evers said...

LOL! now that song is going to be stuck in my head!

too funny! :0)

Amy Tate said...

Beth, I'm telling you - you've got to put together one of those coffee table gift books with this stuff!

Caledonia Lass said...

Hahaha! Oh my. Well he got one part of the name right. XD

elizabeth mueller said...

LOL! How cute!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Oh, thank you! This was exactly what I needed to read today. Hilarious!

Jen said...

Bahaha what a great way to end my day!!! Thanks for sharing Beth that was hilarious!!!

Demon Hunter said...

Bwwwwaaaahhhaahhaa! I love Chaka Khan, by the way. :-D

Dawn Simon said...

That's hilarious. Thanks for sharing! Hee!

Eric said...

That is so awesome. The fact that your students even know that name should be worth some bonus points. Only if they can sing the song though. Thanks for sharing, Beth. I had to pass your story on to co-workers. We all needed the laugh.

Theresa Milstein said...

So close...

I agree with Kelly - that song with be in my head all day.

Natalie said...

Well, at least she was close! :)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I love these posts! Almost makes me wish I were a teacher

Kelly H-Y said...

Seriously ... these make me laugh out loud! Love them!

Yat-Yee said...

Funny! Kinda like what I read last night in Christopher Moore's Lamb where Biff said, "you know how why the Vegemites decided to smite the Marmites?"

And also, love your pun: the Great Wall came up. :)

Angela said...

Haha, this post makes me think of a certain South Park episode...lol

Ann Marie Wraight said...

Isn't teaching sometimes hilarious?!?

One of my Greek teenagers recently stunned me by asking in front of the whole class,

"What's a PERVERTED VERB...?"
It took me a moment to work out that he meant "IRREGULAR VERB"
BUT
in Greek the expression 'anomala' means BOTH perverted and irregular...wow, the mind boggles doesn't it?...