+ Do They Understand Your Words? The Juicy Vegetable

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A note from a teacher (in the NY Times) tells of hearing some little students humming a tune.  She asked “What is that song?”

She was told — by several of them — that it was a song about “the juicy vegetable.”    They had learned it in another class.

After more conversation, and a little digging, she learned that it was a song about “The Jewish Festival.”

Gosh.  Never assume; talk around concepts until they are clearly understood! 

source: note in “The Metropolitan Diary” in the NY Times on 12/8/08.   www.nytimes.com

tutoring in Columbus OH:   Adrienne Edwards   614-579-6021   or email  aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com.

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