One of my World Teach friends said that he had asked his students to answer the prompt, "What is something funny or embarrassing that has happened to you?" One student wrote a response that said, "One time when I was wearing my sexy shirt my poops fell out." Hahah! Of course, she had meant to say her boobs fell out... it cracks me up every time I think about it. That poor girl told a very different story than she had intended. An embarrassing one, either way, I suppose.
This week I had my students develop the prompt, " Today started out normal, but then..." Here are a few of my favorite responses, with spelling and punctuation intact for authenticity.
-Today started out normal, but then I saw a strange stupid thing. I saw a cat and a dog kissing. Than the cat was pragnent and than they have baby dogs and cats.
-Today started out normal, but then I saw three cats playing volliball outside. When they saw me they told me to play with them. This is a short story. It's not real.
-Today started out normal, but then I saw one of my relative stand in the middle of the street and bee. That's one of the thing that's not normal. True story.
[I don't know whether the 'true story' this student is talking about is that fact that his relative peed in the middle of the road? Or that if this were to happen, it would not be normal?]
-Today started off normal, but then I saw a dog climbing on a tree and he tells me to go and join him. When I saw it, I was bewildered and I say "a dog climbing on a tree?"
[Bonus points to this kid for using our vocab word, bewildered!]
-Today started out normal, but then I saw a lion and a deer playing. They were playing soccer. Then the lion kicked the ball and the ball went up into the sky. So the deer got mad and walked away with an angry face.