Friday, August 31, 2007

Speaking Fourth Grader

Me: "Think in your head about which book club topic you would like to discuss."

What They Hear: "Turn to your neighbor and talk."

"Take out your notebook," "Turn to calendar math," "Glue in the WOW sheet," "Work on the problem of the day," and "Independent Read Time" also translate to "Turn to your neighbor and talk."

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Funny, this translation problem doesn't seem limited to fourth graders....