Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Tales From the Classroom #1: Social Studies Lesson

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?

Me: Yes,

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?


Teragram said...

That is just TOO funny! Made my day.

HispanicPundit said...

I agree with student 1 and student 2...:-)

paz said...

LOL! This students don't miss a beat, do they? ;-)

Paz (who liked the movie with AS as the kindergarten teacher)

cindylu said...

That is so cute. I like teacher starties.