Does anyone remember that show? Or maybe the book? I think it was a radio show, or maybe an early TV show? Not sure.
But I thought about that phrase the other day when I was looking over some student work. I've been using the Reading Olympians program of Latin and Greek roots for the past two years, and I have to say I'm really pleased with how it's helped my students' abilities to figure out words. I didn't create it, but the two teachers who did are brilliant!
So, my kids were using the root "psych" in a sentence. And one student wrote:
"Robin was Batman's psychic."
I kid you not.
Not quite right, but it cracked me up!
Then, the other day, we were discussing the root "quint" and how it means five. The kid were brainstorming a bunch of words that had "quint" in them and they were all working away furiously. And one girl wrote:
"Quintuplets are five babies born from the same mother's whom."
These just make me laugh. And that's a good way to be as we come into our last week of school!
Have a great week!