last week we were reading a book about europe. very broad, i know. we got to a part about the "Chunnel" which is a train tunnel that runs under the english channel (tunnel + channel = chunnel)connecting england to france in an effort to unify the british isles to mainland europe.
thanks to my 2nd grade vocabulary and some sweet visuals from google earth the students got the concept pretty well.
or so i thought.
i closed the lesson by asking some questions..one of which was if someone could tell me the tunnel that runs under water in europe and a mass of students raised their hands and simultaneously shouted
"THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD!!!"