Friday, February 4, 2011

Why Would Anyone Sell Seashells By the Seashore?

Kids amaze me sometimes. Like, seriously blow my mind.

We were talking about alliteration the other day, and of course one student volunteered, "She sells seashells by the seashore" as an example. At this point, one of my students, one who doesn't often offer his opinion on things, raised his hand.

Thrilled to see him interacting with the class material, I called on him.

"Ms. Loud, why would anybody sell seashells by the seashore? It just doesn't make any sense."

I now call him my great philosopher ... and offer out his question to you.


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