Let me try to recreate a particularly interesting page that started an incident that had me laughing all the way home. (Note: blah blah blah = I don't remember the words)
"I bothered a beaver,
who was building a dam,
blah blah blah,
and away he swam.
Where is your strong tail,
you funny beaver?"
I know what you're all thinking: "Uh oh, some kid noticed the "dam" in the sentence and misunderstood!" Nope! Here's what happened:
I finished reading the page, and my second grader stops the class and says "Wait, wait, wait". He is looking pretty confused. Then he asked: "Beaver have tail?"
At least, that's what I thought he said, so I said: "Yes, beavers have tails!" I even pointed at the picture for emphasis.
He looked alarmed, and then said: "What? Justin Bieber have a TAIL?!?"
And then I giggled. A lot. Because "Beiber" and "beaver" sound very similar. So I wrote some things down on the board and drew some stick figures just to make sure that he didn't go home thinking his favorite superstar had a tail!