Thursday, September 10, 2009

where's who?

so today . . . finally some funny words came out of the mouth of one of my students.

our theme this week is "i am special." and so we discuss how each one of us is unique, blah, blah, blah . . . and then i show them my "where's waldo?" books.

in case you don't know, "where's waldo?" was popular about 20 years ago. waldo is a tall, skinny guy dressed in blue jeans, a red and white striped shirt and hat, and glasses. he also carries around a stuffed backpack and a walking stick. and he visits lots of places. the books are large, and each two page spread is packed with stuff. for example, at the beach not only is there sand and water, but also about 1000 people on the sand and in the water. and each one is doing something different. the idea is to find waldo on each page, among all the other distracting stuff. and it isn't easy. but it is a good visual of how we all look different, because no two items on the pages are exactly the same. except for waldo.

the kids were fascinated with the books, and this afternoon when they had some free time, two of them were poring over the open book, searching for the elusive waldo. as they looked, they were talking about the other things in the picture. and then i heard one of them say, "there's weirdo!"

since she was so excited, i am guessing she meant waldo . . .

1 comment:

Mom said...

It's the language or the hearing. It's so funny the way kids hear things. One year I had a student that was always late for school. One morning he came in and I said, "Rodney, you are tardy again.". A little girl in the front said to another little girl, "what did she say?". And the reply was, "She said he was retarded." Needless to say, not only did I set them straight, but I never used the word tardy again.