I am loving 6th graders already. They are so funny in the cutest way possible.
I was talking to them today about synonyms. Why on the first day I was trying to teach them something, I do not know, but here is how the conversation played out.
Me: "A synonym is a word that means the same thing as another word."
I see a sweet girl with a very perplexed look on her face. Raises her hand.
Sweet girl: (tentatively) "I thought that was a spice."
Me: "What? (confused) Oh, no, not CINNAMON, synonym."
I know that is teacher humor, but I got a good laugh out of it.