Date April 1, 2009

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Puffin Novels)

Roald Dahl is a wonderful source for new words and always a kid favorite.

Today my class and I were reading about The Chocolate Room and silly songs that Oompa Loompas sing.  I was using my best reader’s voice and my students were locked on every word.

I read fast in places and slowly in places and whispered in places and shouted in places.

And right after the line, “Charming!  Enchanting!” Mr. Wonka exclaimed, a little hand shot into the air.

“Mees!  Mees!  Is enchanting what you are?”

I felt my face turn crimson and smiled at the honesty in those two anxious, excited eyes.

“I’m not sure if I’m enchanting, Rafa, but I am, in this very moment, enchanted.”

5 Responses to “enchanted”

  1. Lou said:

    Bless these children!

  2. Lou said:

    Bless you too.

  3. Stephen said:

    You know who’s enchanting? U2!

  4. Summer said:

    I chose the wrong age group. Between your story and Lindsay’s, I’ve determined that my kids don’t complement me like this, and if they did, it’d be kind of awkward, since they’re 20-year-olds. 🙂

  5. sherry said:

    That little guy is soooo right! Don’t you feel like a great teacher when you hear things like that?