Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Things that made me laugh today

  • discussion on my breakfast radio that was about irrelevant facts that you might know - such as the fact that cockroaches live for three days after losing their heads. I haven't looked this up but I was laughing as this was the first thing I heard as the radio turned on beside my head.
  • a student's face on discovering that I do respond to a nickname. He called out a name I have had since I first started teaching and I just responded with a 'yep'. He gave a double-take.
  • my student teacher's face as I told her about some of my interviews last night. Her particular favourite (as is mine) was the interview with a girl who has a social learning difficulty. She over acts when singing and there is no subtly in her actions. Love songs take on a whole new meaning. How do you tell someone who cries at any criticism, that they need to tone it down? Last night I couldn't. I worked on the other aspect - learning dynamic control! SHE SINGS LOUDLY AND PROUDLY and you had better get out of her way!
  • kids having bizarre topic conversations with me while they were lining up in the canteen line.
  • my home-group male captain trying to argue with me about his role.......he is learning.
  • frogdancer's son at his singing lesson tonight. This was laugh out loud stuff tonight. We are working which words to emphasize. The song "Something" - George Harrison, the words "you're asking me will my love grow". The word on highest note 'love'. A humorous conversation about asking questions and emphasizing the second last word. (his suggestion "do you want to go out WITH me?") We also discussed and enacted bad accents in songs......
I enjoyed all of the above even if it doesn't translate well......

3 comments:

kitkat said...

My curiosity is piqued by the nickname...

It's hard enough for me to truly convince my students to call me by my first name. It's just easier and technically we're all adults. They get freaked out and go back to calling me Mrs. (last name), which I hate.

Bayjb said...

As long as you find humor in it, that's all that matters :) The dumbest things make me laugh too.

Vanessa said...

Umm, canteen line? Food line?