It’s been an interesting and enjoyable day mainly for the fact that I have had some opportunity to observe students as they complete their work, which something that I rarely get to do. I’ve been covering an outstanding teacher who is away on jury duty, and the classes have been an absolute dream to work with – silently getting stuck into every task with enthusiasm, asking intelligent questions and reflecting what they have learnt at the end without any prompt. If I’m being honest, it’s one of the best working days I’ve ever had, and if every day could be like this I wouldn’t have quit in the first place!
However, the kiddies still like to keep me on my toes, particularly as I’m walking past them in the corridor, by asking me a whole host of random questions… I thought it might be a fun idea to keep a note of them.
Here’s just a sample…
What’s a cobbler?
How do you spell raisins?
Is Scotland in Jamaica?
Do you like Justin Bieber?
So, if you paid into a pension and the company went bankrupt, would you get your money back? (I was quite impressed with that one)
How much do you get paid?
Are you wearing eyeliner?
Are you going out with Mr…?
Do you like my shoes?
Have you heard of MAC?
Are you teaching us today? (I always have to bite my tongue and stop myself from answering this with ‘No, I just thought I’d come and stand outside your classroom for the fun of it…’)
Why can’t we do cooking today? (We were in a history room).
What did you get for Christmas?
Have you got a hamster?
Who’s David Bowie?
What’s an exhibition? (I’d told students I’d been to the Bowie Exhibition in 2014)
(All by one student) How many years are in a century? So, does that mean we’re in the 21st Century or the 22nd Century? How old am I going to be in the 23rd Century?(My response to the last question was simply ‘dead.’)
What about you guys? Been asked any random questions that have made you smile today?
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Yeah… They certainly like to keep me on my toes…
Ha HA! Don’t you just love kids and their enquiring minds? I love your answer to the last question, Suzie – ‘dead’, classic! 🙂
I think I have to start being a bit more conscious of what I say before I open my mouth haha!
Oh they don’t miss a trick do they! 🙂
Definitely not, and they’re very quick to point out any flaw you may have too…
‘are you ok? You look really ill’ was one I had last week… Nice.
HaHA! Charming! I bet that made you feel great. It seems tact is something that they take a little longer to learn! 🙂
Hmmm, I’m not so sure – I know a few in their thirties and forties and haven’t learnt it yet haha!
The one about David Bowie make me sad 😦
It’s really too bad that today’s generation doesn’t have the first clue as to what Classic Rock is or that their music of today wouldn’t exist without icons like David.
How old are these kiddos? And how do you get through life without knowing what a cobbler is? LOL! 🙂
I know! Sometimes I have to stop myself from face palming in front of them… I’m still amazed by how little they know outside of their own little bubble, bless them!
So, how do you spell raisins? As for me, I got asked by a bloke walking his dog if I had a poop bag he could have. I was little disgruntled, both because I was jogging at the time, and also because he thought I might!!!!!
R-a-y-z-e-n-s… I thought everyone knew that?! Perhaps you should start carrying some round with you!
Well, there has been times……. 😉
Just in case you get caught short?
I am getting on in life 😁
I love these questions! The innocence of youth… ❤️
Honestly, I had no idea that David Bowie was battling cancer. So sad. I never liked all of his music but some of it is forever etched into my soul.
I’m the same John – I know and like all the classics and went to his exhibition a while ago, but I wasn’t a fan of all of it. It was still a shock when I heard – funny how certain artists have such an impact on people whether they’re a fan or not…
I had ‘what would be the public response if the Queen said “no” to a law?’ — too much for a one minute answer!
Last week a classic was ‘Were you there when Charles I tried to arrest five MPs?’ — apparently the beauty sleep isn’t working!
That’s so strange – I had the same question last week! It was part of a learning for life thing that I’d walked in on and decided to join in for the fun of it!
That would be an excellent 2004 myspace survey! How old are these children? LOL
Ah, MySpace… I never quite got into that… The kids are 11-16 year olds…
“Who’s David Bowie?” haha that one really made me laugh
Kids … you gotta love ’em!
I had to stop myself from face palming myself in front of them…
That sounds like good book material to me! Get writing now ..
There’s a few books out there by former teachers about stupid things they’ve had to deal with… Perhaps I should do the same?
“How old am I going to be in the 23rd Century?(My response to the last question was simply ‘dead.’)”
That one was hilarious!
I think about things I’ve said sometimes and worry I’m a bit too blunt…
Oh my gosh, I simply adore this, thank you so much for sharing!! Kids are very inquisitive and unashamed to speak their minds, no matter how innocent or bizarre they may be.:)
I sent a text message that said “hair donut” instead of “just do it” today. Does that count?
It counts as you being a plonker perhaps? 😉
The fun side of kids. Glad you’re getting this part still. Hard to believe they can ask some of these questions.
At six, I spent hours and days trying to figure out how old I would be at the turn of the century. My math just wasn’t good enough. Now that it is, I’m horrified. But the alternate is no better. LOL!
Haha! Yeah – I perhaps need to stop being so blunt with them!
It’s those questions which make me miss teaching!
Haha! They certainly like to keep me entertained!
I get this every single day from one kid, my own, so I can imagine how it’d be with so many. What fun!
As teachers we are often asked many questions throughout the day. A good sign of inquisitive minds.
Would love to be asked any of these questions! Gotta wait for grandkids!
Sadly I lead a boring life thus no questions asked of me.
Aww! What’s your favourite pizza topping? 😉
Well that is a hard one, I really don’t have a favourite. I’m an indecisive pizza lover.
Indecisive pizza lover… Love it. I’m going to steal that and use it in a sentence tomorrow.
It is all yours.
This is adorable! Somebody asked me today if I fashion blogged. That made me laugh because the last thing I am is stylish, and my best friend had picked out my outfit today for me.
Hahaha, cute! How old are the kids?
11-19 unfortunately haha!
I hope you figuratively slapped the student who asked who David Bowie was
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