Jordan School District teacher Margene Reid, working with her second-grade reading students at Monte Vista Elementary School, held up a flashcard with the word "sewer" and asked if any of the children knew what it meant, the district employee newsletter "Ripples and Currents" reports.

"One little bright-eyed girl popped up her hand and said, `When someone does something bad to you and you take them to court to sue them, then you are a sewer!' "