Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Teacher life

One of today's literary terms was "etymology" (the study of word origins), so I assigned my tenth graders different Greek and Latin roots and had them identify words that correctly used the root they had been given. They also had to create a poster explaining the root, the words they chose, and how the definitions related to the root. I also asked them to draw a picture or symbol to help them remember. 

All of this to share one of the funniest unintentional jokes ever told in my class. One girl had the root "-cracy" (rule), but couldn't think of a picture to go along with it. 

Me: Well, think about this: what do rulers wear?
Her: ...Numbers?

Best laugh I've had in a while. :D

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