Our current social studies lesson is centered on Famous Americans. One of the kids mentioned that our president is a famous American. Here is the dialogue that happened for the next few minutes:
Student 1: Ms. V- Is a president a famous American?
Me: Absolutely. A very famous American. Who can tell me the name of the President of the United States?
Most Students: George Bush!
Student 2: George W. Bush!
Me: Very good - I am glad that you are all aware of who our President is.
Student 3: Ms. V - I know another President.
Me: Another President?
Student 3: Yeah - Arnold Shwuzzuhwegger.
Me: (Trying not to laugh) Arnold Schwarzenegger?
Student 3: Yeah, Arnold Shmutzenmayger.
Me: Well, actually sweetheart his name is Arnold Schwarzennegger. He is the governor of our state, California. He is a leader though, just like the President of the United States is a leader.
He can also be considered a famous American. ( trying to stay on topic here)
Student 4: Ms. V - Arnold Shotsemeyer is also in the movies.
Me: Yes, Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER is an actor. He acts in movies.
Student 5: Ms. V?
Student 5: Arnold Shwuzzenegger also is a kindergarten teacher.
Me: Well actually he just played one in a movie! Ok then - let's get back to our social studies books, shall we?