Awkward - My students couldn't seem to treat this as a normal conversation. Their penpal would introduce themselves and there would be this long silent pause before I prompted them, "Say 'Hello' or 'it's nice to meet you!' Tell them your name. Ask a question." You would have thought we had never had a civilized conversation before!
Awkward - The school announcements with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Pledge to Texas (didn't know there was such a thing) came on the intercom in the middle of our conversation. They told the kids they didn't have to stand but there was one little kid behind the camera who was confused. He was up. He was down. He was looking around. It was awkward!
Awkward - It was awkward to have to tell her that she probably couldn't ask that question since our penpals are in a public school.
Awkward - My kids told their penpals about Jumpy, our classroom pet. They all wanted to know what kind of spider it was. I'm sure they are picturing tarantulas or some other kind of exotic spider and not this.
Awkward - It was awkward the number of American children who looked at me with a question in their eyes when they were asked what state in the U.S. they were from.