2/23/10

English Patient Teacher

Setting: English Patient G is giving a lesson to a bunch of first-graders on animal body parts with a picture of a cow.

English Patient G: So these are the legs.  And here, this is the tail.  And here, these two things that stick out of the cow’s head.. they are called hooves.

1st Grader: (raises hand)

English Patient G: Yes?

1st Grader: Umm… I don’t think those are hooves…

English Patient G: What do you mean?  What are they called, then?

1st Grader: I don’t remember what they are called, but they are not hooves.

English Patient G: What are hooves, then?

1st Grader: I’m not sure.  But those things on the head.. I don’t think they are hooves.

English Patient G: Yes they are.

1st Grader: Okay.

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