To put it quite simply, I am a Taboo genius. For anyone unfamiliar with Taboo, it's an incredibly fun and addictive party game where one person tries to get his/her teammates to guess a word or phrase while NOT using certain helpful words. I've played this game a lot, and I'm a really good clue giver and also a really good guesser.
And after today, I feel like there should be some venue for me to win large amounts of cash and fabulous prizes with my great guessing ability.
While reading the chapter about the water cycle with my afternoon class, we started discussing one of the vocabulary words -- precipitation. Precipitation is water that falls from the sky in the form of rain, snow, hail, or sleet. The kids didn't know what hail was, so I explained it to them.
Later, while the kids were busy making a little water cycle representation, one of the girls called me over to ask me about something.
"What's that big circle in the sky?" was her leadoff.
"Um, the sun??" I ventured.
"No," she replied. "You know, that big circle in the sky!"
"No, it kind of spins," she offered helpfully.
Perplexed, I asked, "Is this something that is always in the sky? It's always there?"
"It kind of spins," she reiterated, not so helpfully this time. "I think it starts with an H. Not hailstones... not hailstones..."
"Yeah!!! That's it! Hurricane!!"
And that was that.
I hereby declare myself Master of the Taboo Universe.