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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Far Out!

You know you’re old when the slang of your youth has been elevated to a "Idioms and Clichés" worksheet.

…and not even ONE fifth grader had ever heard the term “Far Out!” before.

For the record, the kids couldn’t match ANY of the following...DOH!

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3 comments:

krismanthe said...

I wanted to see if my 5th grade daughter could figure out the worksheet. She got all but 6 of them right. She's really good with words. She said she just read them carefully and saw how they were similar to the other phrases.

I made a copy of this to take along in my sub bag. I'll spring this on some unsuspecting kids someday to see how they do.

loonyhiker said...

Guess I'm really old because I was able to do this! LOL

Jose said...

Well if it makes you feel any better, even the slang of my youth has been looked at as "old." Thank goodness teachers are supposed to be far removed from their students.