"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' "
Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Yesterday my English class was having a discussion on professions.  What professions are there, what does each do, and where does that professional work.  One student shared that she wants to be a chef.  I asked, where  does a chef work?  They responded "en la cocina."  I was waiting (and hoping) for someone who could respond in English, the target language.  *LONG PAUSE*  (Cue jeopardy theme song.)  
"Profe! Me, me! I know!"
He seemed quite sure of the answer, so I let him proceed.  
"The chicken."  
"Where?" I prompted.
"The chicken; the chef works in the chicken!"
Remembering that this is what I probably sounded like as I was learning Spanish, I held back the cackle that I wanted to release and said, "perhaps you mean the kitchen?"
"Oh yes, not the chicken, the kitchen."

Today during organic gardening (which I know nothing about, by the way)  I was supervising a group of my 5th and 6th grade boys expend their energy by digging holes.  They were digging away when one boy hit a rock.  He proceeded to force the shovel into the ground, still clinking at the stubborn rock.  Since the shovel looked like it had seen better days, I advised him to "be careful.  You might hurt the shovel."
Looking puzzled he responded, "but teacher, the shovel doesn't have feelings."

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