Wednesday, January 21, 2009

You learn something new every day....

Today in pre-k I was teaching the children about koalas. (Who are NOT bears. Say bears around my boss and she will kill you. Slowly. With marshmallows.)



And we were talking about how koalas only live in one place (Australia) because they only eat one thing (euchalyptus) and how even though there are over 300 varieties of that plant, Koalas only eat 35 types...and some will only eat one or two.



So that led to a short discussion about endangered animals...and to explain endangered, I had to first explain "extinct."



So I say "Extinct is when there are no more of that animal on the Earth. The dinosaurs are extinct....they used to live on the earth but there aren't any here anymore."



At that, one little boy starts waving his arm madly in front of my face. I try to put him off by saying "Just a minute, Sam," but it's apparent he's going to blow.



"Ok, Sam, what is it?" I ask.



"Jesus KILLED all the dinosaurs!"



Who knew? All this time I thought it was climate change...turns out Jesus did it.

7 comments:

Swirl Girl said...

Sam is destined to be a preacher.

Jim said...

Funny. What was your response?

Lynette said...

wonder how he came to that conclusion?

Mer said...

Jim said...
Funny. What was your response?

9:59 PM

After a hastily supressed giggle, I said,"OH, I hadn't heard that."

He was just so earnest and absolutely convinced...

roamingjones said...

LOL! I love four-year olds!

Fink said...

Hee hee! He must be paying attention to details!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Huh...I guess you really do learn something new every day.