I’ll Get You, My Pretty

September 8, 2008 at 7:44 pm 1 comment

Word #8 on our spelling pre-test today was autumnal – you know, one of those words that is likely to frequently come up in a seventh grader’s conversation. I pronounced the word and then used it in a couple of sentences: Football is an autumnal sport. Thanksgiving and Halloween are autumnal holidays.

Paolo, a wannabe gang kid and one of the few people in his family who speaks English, raised his hand.

“Yes, Paolo?” I asked.

“Can I take you and put you on my front porch to scare people on Halloween?” he asked.

Oh, hon, if you think I’m scary now, just wait until finals… 😉

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  • 1. everydayjae  |  September 9, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Props to Paolo for being clever!

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