Middle school. Students have been drawing/painting a still life project for the past two weeks.
Yesterday a 5th grader still had no clue what a still life was.
Today, I decided to check and make sure that every class is clear on that particular vocabulary term since we have had everyday objects available for students to draw for the past few weeks.
Still life: an arrangement of inanimate objects sitting still.
When I explained to my 6th graders that I needed to make sure they understood this concept they were flabbergasted that someone did not get the concept, especially since the vocabulary word had been stressed and emphasized every single day for two weeks.
A few minutes later, a 'smarty pants' boy asked an off topic question.
Another boy responded: 'YOUR BRAIN IS A STILL LIFE.'
I. Lost. It. Took me a full five minutes to stop laughing.
And pretty soon everyone was laughing. It was one of those really great moments in the classroom that you just don't forget.
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