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Lesson Plans

Funny stories

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Nancy Guyette (nancyg)
Fri, 10 May 1996 17:54:57 -0400 (EDT)

How about mre funny stories? Many of you are becoming much too serious so
here is one from me.
About ten years ago I was teaching a seventh grade Art class in a large
vocational shop classroom with the woodshop working next door so it was
constantly noisey and difficult to hear or be heard.
I had finally after about five years of requesting been given a new file
cabinet and so I had brought in a stuffed eagle to put on top of it.The eagle
had seen better days but it still was very cool. It had a broken beak which
had been repaired but still the kids went crazy for it.
I was helping students at my desk next to the file cabinet and the other
students were either admiring the bird or working at their tables.Then one
little girl said to me in her Vermont twang,"Does he peck?"
Not paying much attention,concentrating on the other student's work,I replied,
"No ,his pecker is broken." There was a dead silence. It was the quietest
it had ever been in that room. Mouths dropped open. (then whispers,"did you
hear what he said?")
I had no sooner answered then I realized what I had said and quick got my
dictionary out to see if "pecker" was in there as 'Beak". Thank God it
was! and I never got any parent phone calls.

Charles Guyette