Another conversation from my classroom that might make you chuckle:
Setting: I have just finished teaching a lesson on multiplication. Students were just beginning an independent activity to be certain they understood the concept. I'm circulating helping those who still have questions.
Student 1 (from the scandalous skirt conversation) raises hand and asks: Mrs. Brown, how in the world do you know all this stuff to teach us?
Student 2 (a really cute by who sees everything as black or white): Come on, (uses girl's name)! She definitely learned it at college, where'd you think she learned it? (puts head down on desk with an exasperated sigh)
Student 1 turns to student 2 and gives him an "I wasn't asking you, buddy" look; then she looks to me as if to say, "aren't you going to tell me?"
Me: What grade are you in now?
Student 1: third.
Me: Well, I went to third grade once. I learned it first in third grade. (Then, to student 2) But I did learn how to teach it to you at college.
Student 2 turns to student 1 and looks at her as if to say, "I'm not as stupid as you thought, am I?"
And then, here's the one that made me feel ancient.
Setting: We're studying Ireland, and we're discussing why we should get our information from an encyclopedia from 2007 rather than 1986.
Me: What has changed since 1986?
Various students give various answers.
Student 1: Mrs. Brown, were you born in 1986?
Student 2 chimes in before I can: Of course she wasn't, she's not that old!
Me: Actually, I was born before 1986.
Student 1: Were there cars back then?
Student 2: What about t.v.'s?
Me: Of course there were t.v.'s.
We went on with our lesson from there, but I learned that they have absolutely no concept of age!