Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pay attention to the book before you read aloud....

First grade teacher rule #374: Read the book BEFORE you read it to the class....one of the cookies served during Diwali (Indian New Year) is made from sweetened condensed milk and sugar..... called barfi (said like its spelled!). Yes, the hilarity ensued. After trying to gain my own composure for 5 minutes as well as theirs, I gave in and looked it up online for them (more info is always needed in my class for some reason). We learned that the snowflake shape on the top of the cookie reflects the name... the Indian word for snow is barf. It all went downhill from there. I wished them well on that note and encouraged them to play in the barf outside after school.  At least they will always remember Diwali.