More Pre-School Stories? Okay!
Last Friday I was reading a book called Fancy Nancy to my students. It is about a little girl who wants her family to be fancier, so she makes a lot of suggestions of ways they could change. One of them is to start speaking French. I decided to ask an English/French bi-lingual student in my class if she thought that would work.
Me: Does French always sound fancy?
Her: Only when you don’t know how to speak it.
Gender is a Human Invention
So my girlfriend came to visit and read to my class, and all the kids really liked her. When she left one of the little girls told me: “When your friend leaves, I miss him.”
The last time I worked with another full-time male teacher, we created Wu-Tang nicknames for lots of the kids. Some of the highlights were…
Jake-kwon the Chef
Old Dirty Margaret
We also had an Eazy-Ethan.