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OUT OF THE MOUTHS
 

     The year that I was expecting our first baby I was teaching grade two.  I had thirty two wonderful little rascals and I loved them dearly.  Our classroom was on the second floor of an old school where the washrooms were in the basement.  After the first few months of running the marathon down to the washroom, it looked like the worst was over.  I was looking forward to the end of the school year, my swollen tummy making it increasingly difficult to bend over little desks. The children had watched my figure expanding and it was becoming a topic of conversation among them.   It seemed like I had been pregnant forever.
    
    Finally, it was the last day before the summer holiday.  I told the class that everyone would be going on to third grade; that I was so proud of all the work they had done and was how happy I was that they had been such good, well behaved students for me.  I also told them that in the fall, they would not be seeing me in school.  I would be at home with my baby.
    
   Mark, a cute little fellow with the toothless grin of a seven year old, approached my desk.  "I have two presents for you, " he said shyly, "one is for you and one is for your baby."  Then he added in the same breath, "Is it a boy or a girl?"
   
     I thanked him for the gifts which I knew were given in deep sincerity and said to him kindly,  "We don't know if it's a boy or a girl, yet", I said, "we have to wait until the baby is born."
     
   "Oh", he said with a look of complete surprise; then turning to the boy behind him he whispered,  "All this time and she doesn't know yet if it's a boy or girl...no wonder she has to stay at home next year!"


     Matt ask me one day....."What is sex?"  Matt was a first grader and I was his teacher.
I answered, "Well, Matt.  Sex can mean if someone is a male or female.  If a man is asked "What is your sex, he would answer 'male'." (I thought I was really smart how I got around that question.)
Matt thought it over and then asked, "You mean like a... mailman?"

     My co-worker was teaching handwriting in Sept to beginning 1st graders.  She was trying to work on spacing using "a finger space" between words.  Well, you guessed it - one little guy drew a picture of a finger between all of his words.
 

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