Sunday, September 09, 2007

On Their Toes

I was helping one of my students, D., with her math homework, asking her questions about the problems we were working on. Her friend K. who was sitting across the table, started feeding D. answers in Spanish. At first I ignored it, mostly because K. was giving her the wrong answers. Then K. realized she'd been reading the worksheet wrong and said, "Oh! Veinticuatro!" I smiled at her and said, "Yeah, I was wondering why you were saying 42." K. and D. both turned bright red. "You know Spanish?! How do you know Spanish?!" They were shocked. I told them that, no, I'm not fluent, but that they'll be surprised to find out what I do know.

Hehe, being a teacher is fun.

4 comments:

Jen said...

yup, yup, yup...

Roni said...

Ah...they're fun, aren't they? Those are, to be honest, the moments I enjoy the most. Some might argue that I'm a bit sadistic; I argue that those moments are when real learning and relationship building take place.

Teana said...

lol, way to keep them guessing!

Anonymous said...

Muy bien, mi hija.