Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Yo Ho Ho!

I was sitting at the work table in back of the room, correcting math papers--as is my custom. Mrs. S was at the board explaining the sounds that oi and oy make. She wrote, "hoist" in black marker and asked if anyone knew what the word meant.

One second grader, who rarely talks and who often appears as though he isn't listening, replied in his most convincing pirate voice, "Hoist the anchor, ye scurvy dogs!"

I met the teacher's gaze only briefly before I needed to leave the room to laugh.