Like all good nerds, I have a massive book pile adjacent to my bed.
In the midst of those books is a book or two on vocabulary instruction, but I'm not certain either could have prepared me for the "teachable moment" dropped at my feet today.
As far as technology and I go, it's a love/hate relationship. I love it; it hates me-with a passion.
So when the the Smartboard in my room is uncooperative, I simply shrug and tell the kids, "Look at that. It's being sassy." I've said it so many times that while some of them are still learning to spell their names, they are crystal clear on the definition of the word "sassy". They've even been known to say that word on occasion.
But imagine my surprise when the board started acting up today and one sweet little girl shook her head and said, "Look at that. The Smartboard's being sexy."