Thursday, May 21, 2009

what do i want to be when i grow up?

In our handwriting lesson today the kids are supposed to write a little story about what they want to be when they grow up. I'm going around the room asking each one what it is they want to be and I'm making a gigantic list of career possibilities on the board. We've heard federal agent, missionary, lifeguard, and pediatrician, and then this is the conversation that followed:

E: I want to be a veterinarian.

L: E, that's awesome! You want to go in the Army?!?!?

(weird looks from the crowd; teacher's eyebrows raise)

Mrs. B: E, could you tell us what a veterinarian does?

E: They take care of pets.

Mrs. B: That's right. A veterinarian is a pet doctor. L, the word you were thinking of is veteran.

L: Oh, I just got confused!

Out of the mouths of babes. . .

1 comment:

Kellie said...

HAHAHA!!! We did the page a couple of weeks ago. Those are always fun to read. :)