Daily I work with two boys on language skills. We play the “wh” game. They roll the dice to correlating word cards. I ask a question that begins with who, what, where, when, why, or how.
Matt rolled a “who” question. I read: “Who is in charge of the school?”
Matt smiled and said, “Teachers.”
I said, “Okay. Teachers are in charge of children at school. Who is in charge of the teachers?”
The young boy thought and then smiled. “The janitor!”
Our PTO president was nearby and heard the comment. She turned and commented, “Well, I guess Mrs. I (our principal) does clean up messes.”
When I saw Mr. O, our custodian, and told him about Matt’s comment, he said, “I wouldn’t want to clean up Mrs. I’s messes.”