Monday, March 17, 2008

Slice of Life Challenge #16 - Words

In my classroom, I hear many conversations, but never one like this! As the class was talking with their reading buddies, I walked around listening to conversations. Some students were talking about what had happened in their book, others were asking questions, but one group was talking about the pictures and words in a diagram. I listened in...What's a womb? What's that (referring to the umbilical cord)?

Yep, you guessed it...they were looking at how a baby is born. I was able to give them the correct pronunciation of womb and we talked about the umbilical cord, which led to the question of another, what's that? They were referring to the placenta. I told them the name and then quietly left. They decided to reread to see if they could learn about the placenta.

Should make for interesting conversations at home... :)

4 comments:

snowflakes said...

What a great slice!

Blink said...

You managed that moment expertly:)and gave us a great slice.

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GirlGriot said...

Great slice! I'd love to hear those at-home conversations!