A new school year begins and so comes with it the most delightful/naive/ mistranslated/ humorous English from my students to make us all smile (I hope)...
Today a student brought into my classroom (after school had finished), a dwarf hamster! She was teeny! He informed me in very cute yet broken English that it was in fact a she and her name is 'Ham', which I'm pretty sure he made up on the spot.
She lived in a toadstool house and was being taken home by the lovely 4th grader in a taxi. I was also encouraged to stroke her and pick her up, however after some struggle to catch her we both gave up! Pesky little things.
I love these guys! I only wish I'd taken a photo...apologies.