Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I swear I don't make this stuff up!

I couldn't EVEN make this stuff up. Here's the latest edition of Overheard in a /Third Grade Classroom:

Me: Alright everyone, use your geoboards to create a quadrilateral with more than one line of symmetry. (For those of you who don't teach third grade that's a four sided shape that when folded or cut in half is equal on both sides.)

The students begin creating quadrilaterals and holding them up to show me. One student holds up a shape that is clearly not a quadrilateral.

Me: N, how many sides does your shape have?

N: (Hitting his forehead in consternation.) Oh, oops.

D: (Looking over his shoulder at N's work.) N, you created a sex-alateral.

Me: Who knows the name of a six sided figure?

1 comment:

Kelli said...

ha ha ha.
you really do hear it all!