John Glenn’s Face

Today in class my students partner read a passage about John Glenn and then answered questions involving problems and solutions.

As I was walked around listening to them read and answer the questions, I noticed a girl and her partner struggling.  Finally one of them raised their hand and I went over to see what I could do to help.

They could not find the answer to question number 1: 


I asked them if they had reread the paragraph.  They said they had. 

I asked them to show me the paragraph they had reread to see if they were reading the correct one.  They were. 

I gave them my go to, “Hummm, well what do you think it could be?” answer.

Exasperated the student finally said, “I don’t know what problem John Glenn had with his face!” 

Keeping a straight face, I asked her to read the question to me out loud.  She did and immediately the lightbulb came on.  They eagerly went back to work while I walked away stifling my laughter. 

Poor John Glenn and his face problems… 

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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6 Responses to John Glenn’s Face

  1. Haha! The importance of reading carefully.

  2. Jodi Stone says:

    Oh my gosh. Did you want to giggle? I would have.

  3. There’s an article somewhere called Pullet Surprises, about really funny utterances of young children. For example, a teacher asked a student to tell about Magellan’s claim to fame, to which he replied, “Magellan circumcised the world with a 200 foot clipper.”

    • shoes says:

      Hahaha. Oh my gosh, I think I have some kid quotes that would fit right into that article. It is just one of the perks of teaching. 🙂

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