THE things children say - especially in school. Here are examples of that very special teacher-student relationship, sent in by a reader.

Teacher: Maria, go to the map and find North America.

Maria: Here it is.

Teacher: Correct. Now class, who discovered America?

Class: Maria.

Teacher: Harry, how do you spell 'crocodile?'

Harry: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L'

Teacher: No, that's wrong

Harry: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.

Teacher: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?

Donald: H I J K L M N O.

Teacher: What are you talking about?

Donald: Yesterday you said it's H to O.