Tuesday, September 22, 2009


The Tennessee Teacher has funny things happen in her class but, blogs being what they are--open to whomever in the world wants to read them--she can't tell the stories.

I can:

Ms. Middler--the Tennessee Teacher--was giving the class a little three minute bit about cloning. The next day they had to answer a question about her three minute lesson. Comprehension. Memory. Content. Who knows all the things she gleans from their answers. We join her in the middle of her lesson on cloning.

Ms. Middler: "So, then the egg begins to divide, just like an ordinary egg."

Seventh Grade boy, waving his hand wildly in the air: "This is just like sixth grade..." and then he said the "M" word.

The whole class took a deep breath, including Ms. Middler. What on earth am I going to say to him, she thought.
The boy kept talking--he's one of those talkers. By the time he ran down Ms. Middler had finally gathered her wits. "Did you mean sixth grade maturation?" she said.

The whole class, relieved that someone was going to address his mistake, burst into laughter.
The boy turned bright red. "Oh, yeah," he said. "I get those two words mixed up." And then he paused and said in a small voice, "I guess I shouldn't use those words until I can tell the difference, huh?"


tearese said...

oh my. How embarrassing for the kid, but how wise his conclusion!

Mental P Mama said...

That is cute! Poor kid....

PS-- Are those your petunias on your header? They are beautiful!

Lorraine said...

lol oh no, poor kid! live and learn God knows it gets worse, the things I've said!

Marsha said...

Too funny! That's one age group I wouldn't want to teach. Of course, I wouldn't want to teach any. I have respect for teachers you know, it isn't something I could do.

hillary said...

He was just trying to impress his whicked awesome teacher. Poor kid. PS: I think this is a perfectly acceptable post.

Shan said...

I think that teacher must have been very smart to figure out what he meant to say what that wasn't that offensive, naughty word. Plus, also, I bet she's pretty. And funny. And loved by all the children. And the favorite. I'm just guessing. She seems like that kind of girl.

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

oh my heavens! How funny. Poor kid. Poor class. But priceless!!