Wednesday, February 4, 2009

That's Usually Called a "Wrong Answer"

During a vocab quiz that requires the kids to use words in an original sentence.

Student: Ma'am, does it have to be the definition you gave us, or can it be another one?
Me: What word are you thinking of?
S: (Points to "hermit".)
M: ...There's only one definition of that word.
S: I was thinking of the animal.
M: I don't think there's an animal called "hermit".
S: I know, I was going to make it up.

Sometimes, it's best not to ask questions.

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