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Kids Say the Darndest Things

One of the best things of being an elementary school teacher is that I get to experience hilarious moments all the time. I work with children who are at the prime of their development stage; it's a surreal time because through them I get to see the world we live in, the world we have created. What they say reflects on what we (as guardians, as influencers, as teachers, as parents, as neighbors) have taught them, what we have revealed to them, and what actions we have taken in their presence to inspire them or in many cases have derailed them from the moral path.

Whenever I witness anything worth sharing, I will continue to add to this post. Happy reading and happy laughing. 

What is it?

April 3rd, 2018 - Shenzhen, China

Today, I was teaching my grade two class about the means of transport and I witnessed the funniest thing ever, which made me write this blog post. We started with bicycles, then cars, then buses, everything was going well until I put up the slide for a taxi.

I asked them, "what is it?" And one of the kids said, "teacher it's chūzūchē." (chūzūchē is Chinese for taxi). I said, "yes, but what do you call it in English." And another kid said, "teacher, it's a yellow and black chūzūchē." Hahaha. I love my job.