Thursday, November 6, 2008

Asked in class.

Class of seven year olds.

They asked me three questions...well, a lot more, but three really interesting to the blog questions...

1. Obama won! Is that good?

2. What does, "Yes we can" mean?

3. Finally, they asked if I have a tongue piercing.

Intersting....

7 comments:

Carla said...

Pretty funny, C! I especially like the one about whether you have a tongue piercing.

To me, "yes we can" relates to the ability to effectively bring about change to the US, moving on from a Bush USA to an Obama USA. It also reflects the hope that the new president brings.

Anonymous said...

Is the question about tongue piercing seriously meant about you as the teacher/person in front of them or a test to see what you say how you react etc??
Maybe they don't see a difference between Americans and Canadians?GM

kate said...

Hey, since you're not A) American and B)in the US, there is no problem with you giving your views on the matter to a young impressionable class, right? At least I doubt you would get any parent complaints!

I didn't know you were teaching 7 year olds. How is that going?

Tongue piercing. Hmmm.

elpadawan said...

for 3, just say: "it's from the old days when I was in a punk rock band, with a pink mohawk"

oreneta said...

Carla...I went with a literal translation and left it at that...though there are so many options for that answer.

GM...they aren't sure where the US and Canada are...and yes, they were serious, there are a lot of piercings around here...it was just a question.

Kate....I just said that I thought it was good, asked them what their parents thought....The youngest I have taught is 5 and the oldest is retired....it is great, I love the variety...though it is the teens I am enjoying most right now....

LP...how did you know? but it was purple....

elpadawan said...

maybe one of your fans digitized a video at one of your concerts and put it on youtube... maybe...

oreneta said...

he heh hehhhh