There is a girl in my class who is becoming a fast favorite of mine. She is sweet, funny, and occasionally completetly clueless. Today, she came in to school and told that she wanted me to call her by her Hebrew name of Naomi all day because she has Hebrew school this afternoon. Before I could reply, she said, "It's easy. It's like Wyoming but with an N instead of a W!" She didn't quite know how to respond when I asked her if that meant her name was Naomi or Naoming.
Fifteen minutes later, I was leading a class discussion about the electoral college. I asked the class to look in their current issue of "Time For Kids" at a map of the U.S. with the amount of electoral votes that each state has. I asked if anyone knew anything about the electoral college. Her hand shot up. She had a huge enthusiastic grin on her face because she was sure that she knew the answer. So I called on her. Her response? "The Electoral College is where the president went to college! Or maybe it is where the president worked and did important things... like being class president or something!"
Later in the day, A.B. told me about his discussion/ math activity in class today on the same topic. Like any good teacher, I'll be ripping off his idea tomorrow. Thanks, Mondale!
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