When working with second graders today, we discovered a few new words. I asked then to pick four words they could read and define from a pile of plenty.
One boy choose fungus- amongst other stiff.
The game was simple:
Pick four cards, then think about them because you will have to define them without using the weird you picked.
The first two rounds were fine. Then-a little boy who had picked 'fungus' had to read it, then define it.
"Fungus is like what the say when they fall out of an airplane."
I giggled. Then told him I was sorry.
He thought it was funny-and so did I.