Monday, February 2, 2009

Not Who You Think it Was....

I wasn't at school on Friday because my little punkins has been running a fever, coughing, and has a nose that's running like a faucet. When I came in this morning, I found that my substitute had written a question on the board for my students to answer. The question read ~ Who was the first African American woman to refuse to give up her bus seat? ~

As the students slowly walked in this morning, my children asked me to answer the question because the not-so-intelligent slightly misguided sub told them that the answer was, in fact, not Rosa Parks! They were freaking out because they thought for sure they knew their culture, and were totally taken aback when he told them they were wrong. I assured them that they were correct, and looked it up on the Internet for them to prove that they were absolutely correct.

Now, to the hilarious part. I have indoor recess duty on Mondays. Usually, I love it because I have stuff to do, and this gives me a free 30 mins. to do work. Today, I loved it for a different reason. One girl from another class came in (she's in indoor recess on a daily basis because she does NOT listen one iota!), and looked at the board with the question. She answered with Rosa Parks, and one of my students told her that the substitute said Rosa Parks was not the correct answer. The little girl proceeds to get an attitude, rolls her eyes, shakes her head, and gets her hips going. She then blurts out "Well, if it wasn't Rosa Parks, the only other person it could be is Pocahontas" I about DIED... I seriously don't know how on Earth I kept my composure after the whole attitude ordeal and the hilarious answer. Needless to say, we had a fun time laughing about that one during lunch!! :o)


Becky said...

Oh my gosh, that is hilarious!! I love it!
I wonder who the substitute thinks it is??? You might have to ask him, just for kicks, and get back to us :)