SO, every year I do an interview project with my seventh grade students. They interview each other and then write a magazine article about the person. It's a great way for them to get to know each other, for me to get to know them, and for them to experiment with writing. Now for the exciting part...as a practice for the interviews they conduct of each other, I always let them interview me for 10-15 minutes. It's the one day each year that I let them ask me any question (almost) and I let them get to know me. Plus, by doing so, they practice the skills I want them to learn anyway.
Here are the top 5 entertaining questions I got today:
5. What is your most embarrassing moment? (EVERY class ALWAYS asks this one)
4. What conditioner do you use? (REALLY?)
3. Are you Russian? (...not sure how he guessed)
2. How did you meet your husband ("I don't know. I'll let you know when I find him.")
And the kicker...
1. Are you married? If yes, do you like him? If no, do you want to be? (Seriously, what kind of a question is that?!?!? How was I supposed to answer? ... "Umm, no, I'm not married but if I ever do get married I hope I like him. And, yes, I would like to get married, but please don't try to set me up. I'll find my own dates.")
Once again, seventh graders never cease to make me laugh! Just thought I'd share!