Let’s start this post with a hilarious, TRUE account of a conversation I had today. We were on the bus on the way back to school from the LA Zoo.
Kid: What’s on your face?
Kid: Under your eye
Me: Oh no. Is my make up all smeared? (I check my face. Nope. Looks normal)
Me: I think you must mean my make-up. It’s called eyeliner.
Kid: Oh. It looks like you got punched in the face.
Me: What?! It looks like I got punched in the face?!
Another kid: Legend says Mrs. Roach got punched in the face at the zoo.
Parent sitting behind me: By a monkey
Everyone including myself started cracking up, while repeating the hilarious scenario we were all picturing in our minds. “Mrs. Roach got punched in the face by a monkey.”
Ok. Moving on. Can a monkey punch someone in the face? What are some facts about monkeys? Can a first grader research monkey facts online if I wanted them to?
Let’s be real for a minute. My first graders are practically second graders at this point in the school year. Right now I think I could assign a research task for them to do. I just finished reading a short article about using google search to filter information by reading level. Be sure to click here to read this short piece.
I tested it out and was pleased with the results. I think teaching kids about this filter will be really powerful in the classroom.
Oh and by the way…YES, a monkey can punch someone in the face. Click on the picture to watch.