Words muttered around me and and by me lately.
Scenario 1 – while working on reading passages
Me: Why do you have a metal fork on your desk?
Student: For my lunch (and he pulled a metal can of spaghetti-o’s out of his jacket pocket.)
Scenario 2 – while working on reading passages
Ms. White: (After checking Alyssa’s paper.) It’s your birthday. Go Alyssa. You got them right!
Ms. White: (After checking Tasha’s paper) Ok, go back and check number 3. You might need to reread to passage to understand it.
Tasha: Aren’t you going to sing to me?
Me: Um, it’s not your birthday.
Scenario 3 – while working on reading passages
Student – What? I got it wrong? I thought proposition meant to corner someone and make them an offer…
Me – Um…how old are you again?
Scenario 4 – while talking about getting a driver’s license
Will – Can’t we use the jeep for my driving test?
Me – We can if Papa hasn’t sold it yet. He’s got a sign in the window.
Will – What? I love the jeep. I’ll offer him some chewing gum for it.
Jacob – Man, I wish someone paid me in gum.