So today I was talking to one of my classes about Joan of Arc (it should be noted that these are not young students. Most of them are old enough to operate a car on their own…) and after I finished a little lecture about Joan, a student raised her hand.
Her: “Um, wasn’t she the one that lived in the whale?”
Her: “You know, Joan and the whale?”
Me: “No, that would be Jonah. As in, from the bible. As in 1400 years before Joan of Arc.”
Her: “Right. Wasn’t Pinocchio also in the whale?”
Me: “Yes. Yes in fact he was. Not at the same time as Jonah”
Her: “And that fish from Finding Nemo?”
Me: “You mean, Nemo?”
Her: “Right. Wait, who built the big ark.”
Me: “That would be Noah.”
Her: “Huh, I kinda thought Joan was involved.”
So um, you can send my teacher of the year award right to this blog.