Since it's a slow day, I thought I'd share a conversation with a student the other day. We've been studying Vietnam for the last month. The conflict, the protests, the war, etc., and I was just finishing up talking about how hundreds of people who die from land mines left behind from the war each year.
Then I was hit with this: "So, is it land mines, or land mimes?"
About half the kids snickered, but the others didn't, leading me to believe she wasn't the only one who had this question.
All I could think of was that I'm a really crappy teacher....