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Friday, December 18, 2009

I had a bean?

Earlier this week, I graded my kids' language arts project, which was creating a "biography quilt" based on a short book they had read about a person of historical significance. They worked in groups of 4, and some kids read about Martin Luthor King, Jr, some about Amelia Earheart, some about Paul Revere, and some about Robert Fulton.

Nevermind the fact that I had more than one projects turned in on "Paul River," or that other kids thought Amelia Earheart's ambition to be a nurses aide was more significant than her mysterious disappearance...

When I got to the kids who had done Martin Luthor King Jr, I noticed something odd. One of the events that they had wanted to include was that he hoped to inspire Americans though his peaceful efforts.

One of my little girls miswrote this as "through his space full of farts."

Wonder what Paul River thinks about that...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Many years ago one of my students was writing his spelling words and using them in sentences. The spelling word "shirt" was misspelled in this sentence: My shirt is too small. Use your imagination.

I laughed and laughed.

cvaughan said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog over the past few months, but this post is full of spelling errors. Kills the editor in me and makes me think you skipped the proofreading step in the writing process on this one...
Still a fan, just saying!

Teacher Tom said...

My kids are too young for writing, but after singing "Jingle Bells" last week, one of the girls asked why they had "soap" on the sleigh.

@ cvaughan: I've found that the biggest challenge of blogging is not having an editor. I hate typos, but they still get through. Thankfully, my wife usually catches them for me, but often not until after the post has been published.

Mister Teacher said...

Anonymous, better small "shirt" than LARGE "shirt!" :)

Cvaughn, I will admit that I wrote that post last Friday night after a long day (and week) and didn't proof it well. I see now that I misspelled MLK and Amelia's names. That wasn't so much a lack of proofreading as it was not checking the spelling to see that they are not spelled the way I thought they were. Other than that, were there really a ton of other mistakes? I don't see any other than one instance of "projects" instead of "project."

Tom, I always preferred the "Batmobile lost a wheel" version of Jingle Bells. ;)

G said...

While I presumed that even the MLK errors were because Mister Teacher was intentionally copying his students' spelling.

Ed U. Cater said...

I think your Superman "alter-ego" came through in your misspelling of MLK's name.

Mister Teacher said...

G, while that is often the case, I can't claim it in the case of MLK. I really WAS thinking of Lex Luthor...