Dick jokes, everybody. That’s where this post is headed, just so you know.
It started innocuously enough in my younger class, when I showed them an infected bug bite on my hand and they alternately recoiled and tried to fix me. One boy Jay said, “Teacher, you have to — this — and on it, and it will okay.”
As a sidebar, this is pretty typical of communication with many students: there are lots of gestures for unknown vocabulary and decent connecting language. It could be worse! To resume, “this” was peeing on the bite, and to drive the point home, a few other boys had to jump up and demonstrate as well, illustratively grabbing their crotches. One added (or was it Jay again?) that his sister had told him so.
Then I had my second class which was wonderfully responsive and breezy, although I was feeling a little feverish from the room’s heater and the bug bite. Afterward, I graded homework where I found the two gems in the pictures.