*student starts drawing circles in his music again [see October 22]*
Me: Why the circles??
Student: They're festive!
Student: Wait...what does festive mean?
Me: Sort of celebratory.
Student: Oh! I see why that's funny now!
Student: Wait...why is that funny...?
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.