Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Not Cool

SD (3) was standing while munching on cold cereal that was in a bowl on the table. I told him it might be easier to eat if he sat in his chair. His response-"it's not cool to sit!"

Monday, April 14, 2008


This post will need a little preface so you can appreciate the humor more. The 'ch' in the story has a ches sound.

ZB (5) was learning letter 'S' last week and the teacher expanded on the the letter by teaching the kids about spiders.

ZB: Ema, I learned about arachnitz (ches sound) today.
ME: What?
ZB: Arachnitz
ME: What's that?
ZB: spiders are arachnitz not insects
ME: Do you mean arachnids?

Monday, April 07, 2008

Tzara'as Comparisons

I was teaching the Parashas HaShavuah (weekly Torah portion) to my 2nd graders this week, and was speaking about the Tzara'as (leprosy) that affected a person who spoke badly about another. I told them that in addition to appearing on the body, Tzara'as could also come onto the clothing of a person. My student, A, responded, "Well, if it goes on your clothing, you could just put it in the laundry!" I explained that I don't think it would come off in the wash, because Hashem had sent it for a reason. She then said, "Oh, so it's like a grape juice stain!"