Yesterday, my hilarious second grade group and I were reading Amelia Bedelia. We got to the part where she was instructed to dust the furniture (which, of course, to her means add dust). She finds some dusting powder, and dusts away. Since this is not the 1950s, I asked my students to clarify what dusting powder is. Surprisingly, one girl knew! Her response?
"Dusting powder is like make-up. My mom uses this because she works in a bank and she has to dress up. Also, she has to cover her zits."
Way to be tactful! Luckily, I was able to rein in my laughter. It did leave me wondering, though. What exactly are they telling their parents about me?