Were you born when there were cavemen? #sol19

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I love the funny things that kids say and I constantly find myself grabbing paper to jot down their comments and questions throughout the day.  Today was no different.  A second grader asked, “What is a caveman?” I explained what the word meant and he looked up at me and asked, “Were you born then?” Now, I’ve noticed a few crow’s feet beside my eyes and when I put my hair up into a ponytail, there are more and more silver strands showing, but I didn’t think that I looked that old.  Trying not to laugh, I answered that no, I wasn’t born during the time of the caveman.  Then, the student asked when I was born and my age.  I answered honestly, and thankfully, he didn’t comment about how old that was, but was ready to continue our lesson.

5 thoughts on “Were you born when there were cavemen? #sol19

  1. theapplesinmyorchard

    I read this earlier today while I was at the YMCA (for the first time in a long time). I also love the things students say and/or write. I often think someone should write a book about this. Once, in the garden club I ran for elementary students I had a student write that he wanted to learn about succulents but spelled it: suck – u – lints. Hysterical! I saved that piece of writing because it always makes me laugh.

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  2. mbhmaine

    So funny! This reminds me of the time my students insisted that we add grey to the hair color chart for our classroom. “What!?” I asked, “Can’t we just say my hair is brown. It’s mostly brown.” They looked at me doubtfully and insisted that we needed to add grey. Sigh… lol

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  3. Tracy Vogelgesang

    My students used to slip and sometimes call me “mom.” I remember distinctly the day that a student slipped and called me “grandma.” Needless to say, I stepped up the daily moisturizing routine from that day forward, lol!

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