Second grade girls do not understand my sense of humor.

One of my recent assignments was as more of a tutor than a teacher. The teacher sent me out with a student that completely didn’t understand the previous day’s lesson. Basically, rounding to the nearest ten and adding. 76+49=80+50=130. That sort of thing. The girl was having a really, really hard time understanding the concept. So I sat with her for a half-hour and got it to the point where she very reliably narrow it down to two options (64 rounds to either 60 or 70) and gets the right answer about 80-90% of the time.

She was quite proud of herself. So was I!

So we went back into the classroom and the teacher asked if she got it. I said, half-jokingly, that she either got it or was very good at faking it.

She burst into tears. “I WAS NOT FAKING IT!”

Oops.


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6 Responses to 2nd Grade: I Made A Little Girl Cry

  1. Mike Hunt says:

    A little girl was getting her hair cut. After she was done, the barber gave her a cookie. She then started to cry. The barber said to her, “Do you have hair on your cookie?” The little girl answers, “Of course not, you creep. I’m only seven”

  2. Peter says:

    A little girl was getting her hair cut. After she was done, the barber gave her a cookie. She then started to cry. The barber said to her, “Do you have hair on your cookie?” The little girl answers, “Of course not, you creep. I’m only seven”

    Tragically, that could be said today of almost all adult women 🙁

  3. Maria says:

    Why is that funny?

  4. Mike Hunt says:

    Maria: Why is that funny?

    Trumwill, why is that funny? I think it is funny because the idea of a seven year old faking math knowledge is funny on its face. The problem, as trumwill is discovering I’m sure, is that children are VERY literal.

  5. trumwill says:

    That about sums it up. It would require more effort for her to fake understanding approximation math than it would be to actually understand it.

  6. stone says:

    Mr. Tone Junior, 4.5, will burst into wailing tears if challenged on even the most minor points. Even when he’s clearly wrong. He cried for 20 minutes last weekend when we corrected him on the Scooby-Doo redhead’s name being Daphne, not “Dassy.”

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