Thursday, November 19, 2009

quotable plebians

Our lessons on Ancient Rome continue... today we had some UVA students teach a lesson so I had the chance to observe and write down these little tidbits...

Teacher: The Roman soldiers put their shiels over their heads to protect themselves.
M: Like a hermit crab!

Teacher: What might the Romans do to people they conquered?
W: They might make them scrub their bathtubs.

Teacher: An empire is a group of countries under one ruler?
S: Does that mean that one ruler is a REALLY big person!?
(We clarified that as our President Obama is over us but is not in fact sitting on us.)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ancient rome

Me: Would you be able to vote in Ancient Rome?

Kids: No!

Me: Why not?

J: Because it's really far away!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

"You in third grade is like Michael Jordan playing baseball. You have the skills, but its just not your game."
-- Matthew on me teaching 3rd grade