Sometimes students say the creepiest thing. Especially this time.
Me: You know that moment in Jurrassic Park when the T-rex shows up?
Student: Well, I don’t watch many movies. My family mostly only watches scary movies, so we can get ideas from them.
Student: I’m the only student in the school with two human-sized cages.
Me: *shocked expression on face*
Once he told me his family runs a pretty popular haunted house on Halloween (1,700-2,000 people show up each year, apparently), I was a little less terrified for what might happen to me. But only a little.
I have been teaching music across the Twin Cities since 2011. Along with seeing students grow as musicians and people, one of the joys of teaching is the ridiculous things my students say.