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11th September 1998 at 01:00
My Year 4 class was working on the Ancient Greeks. We were looking at "aerophone" types of musical instruments and I explained that "aero" was to do with air, so the same pattern at the start of an English word would give a clue to its meaning. I asked for examples.

Ben: "Aero chocolate, Sir."

Me: "Excellent Ben. Aero is a chocolate bar full of air."

Nathan: "Aeroplane."

Me: "Yes. An aeroplane flies through the air. Any more?" Silence. Furrowed brows. Suddenly, a hand shot up. I pointed to Jack, normally quiet. Eager, bright-eyed and bursting to share his knowledge, he blurted out: "Aerostess. "

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