Wednesday 5 March 2014

Scenes from the Classroom #8

Me: What did we call it when England was divided into seven kingdoms?
Y7 student: Oh! OH! IKNOWIKNOW! The hedgy... the hedgy.... THE HEGENOMINY!
Me: (recover) YES! The hegemony!

But she was able to spell it out correctly.

I really love my job particularly a lot when things like this happen.

ETA shortly after this it came to me that it wasn't called the hegemony. It was called the heptarchy. I did know this and at the start of the year I was calling it the right thing, but at some point I must have had a crossed wire in the little grey cells.  Now I am going to have to come clean with them, after they learned the wrong word so carefully. FOR SHAME.

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