Teacher Explains That Farts Are Loud To Her Deaf Students
Cailyn Finkel 11/13/2018
Everyone knows the adage, "Kids say the darnedest things." If there's a thought in a kid's head, you can almost guarantee it's going to slip out of their mouths sooner or later. Such was the case when a bodily function - a dreaded fart - slipped out of a first-grade deaf student.
He and the rest of his deaf classmates learned passing gas was audible to the hearing world that day. Fortunately, the students' teacher detailed the hilarity inside her classroom that afternoon online...
The teacher posted a detailed account of the class' conversation, which was later shared by Anna Lind Thomas on Facebook. Passing gas is a life lesson that's already hard to grasp as a child - add a loss of hearing, and the concept is nearly impossible to comprehend!
"Today in 1st grade, one of my Deaf students farted loudly in class and the other students turned to look at them. The following is a snippet of a 15 minute conversations that happened entire in American Sign Language among the group of Deaf students and I.*
Kid 1: Why are they looking at me?
Me: Because they heard you fart.
Kid 1: Whhhhat do you mean?!?!
Me: Hearing people can hear farts.
Kid 2: *Totally horrified* Wait, they can hear all farts?!"