* A child complains that her elbow is so numb that she cannot feel it or write. She is sen to the secretary, who tells her to close her eyes. "Can you feel this?" the secretary asks, touching the child's hand. "Yes." "Can you feel this?" (touching the child's shoulder). "Yes." "And this?" (touching her elbow). "No, I can't feel a thing on my elbow." The child is sent back to sit the spelling test.
* Overheard in the reception class: First child: "What day is it today?" Second child: "Thursday" First child: "Are Thursdays long?"