Thursday, October 21, 2010

No Worries...

...Your kids are safe with me.

Here’s what went on in my education class today:

The hypothetical scenario: Your student brings a pet bunny stuffed into his backpack to your high school classroom.*

My teacher asked me what I would do.

I said I’d roll with it. I’d use it in my lesson and discipline the student later in private. My teacher then asked how I would use it in my English class and what I would be teaching.

The first thing that popped into my head and out of my mouth?

Of Mice and Men.

You know. The novel about the guy who likes soft things (like bunnies) but inevitably kills everything he touches by snapping their necks?

Good response, no?

You ready to trust me with your kids?

*Or maybe not so hypothetical since this happened at the local high school.


Neighbor Jane Payne said...

I'd trust my kids with you and I thought your response witty. I'd also trust them with you because you love To Kill a Mockingbird.

Cali said...

I loved your response. I DO NOT think anyone would bring a pet to school again when they saw you demonstrate how Lennie might have snapped the rabbit's neck. Graphic lessons make for permanent lessons (wink).

Lynn said...

You're quick-- you're very, very quick. Anyone who thinks quickly on her feet will not get snowed by the pupils. You're hired.

Kelsey and Jon Edwards said...

Oh I love the Ande that blurts.
Not going to lie, that was a creepy one. I much more prefer your "What makes the world go round?" blurt.