Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools

A colleague teaches Huckleberry Finn to her Freshmen.  They've been discussing what happened to runaway slaves.  A student asked if the teacher had seen "Roots" where the runaway slave had his foot chopped off as punishment for leaving.  Another student said, "Ewwww. Would the foot grow back?" 

Seriously??  Yep.  Just flat out scary, isn't it?!!


Mary said...

Oh, the questions, the questions! It's a good thing there are people out there like that who can make us laugh! :D

Gayle said...

Hahaha! Yeah, that's scary!

ch said...


Justin proposed to me on April Fool's Day.

Probably appropriate.

holybovine said...

Maybe that student has heard the phrase, "Good've grown a foot!"

Katie (Can't Get There) said...

My 5-year-old learned about April Fool's Day this year. It was a very. long. day. :)