We are learning Latin root words in my classes today - port, capt, miss, flect, and so on.
Me: "Aqua" means water. What does "aqua" mean?
Me: Good! So, we make waves with our arms while we say "aqua".
I demonstrate, students imitate, giggling.
Me: Excellent! What are some words that have "aqua" in them?
Kid #1: Aquamarine!
Me: Nice. Which means?
Kid #2: The color of water.
Me: Great. Other words?
Kid #3: Aqua Man!
Me: Yes! And what does he do?
Kid #3: Shoots water at people.
Me: Wonderful! And what do you call a room that holds water in it?
Kid #4: Waterhouse!
Today's been a good day so far.