Thursday, February 25, 2010

A difference of opinion

A student walked into my classroom this morning while I was setting up. He is actually Gus’s student, but he likes asking questions and I guess Gus was busy or something because he came to me.

He walked up to the board and wrote the word “oasis.”

“Yes?” I said.

“Bond Jim?”

“James Bond?”

“No,” he said.

“Is it a person?”

“No. Bund Jom.”

“I don’t know what that means.”

He tried again.

Band. Gym.

“Gym Class Heroes? Are you talking about the Gym Class Heroes? I think you’re thinking of the Gym Class Heroes.”

“No.” He took up the pen and wrote Band Jam.

“Oh!” I said. “Jam band!”

“Sorry, yes. Jam band. Oasis is…jam band, yes?”

“No,” I said.

“I think it is,” he said.

“OK,” I replied.

And then he left.