FAU junior Jennifer Daily frantically left her Early Childhood Development final in tears Monday after realizing she messed up during the oral part of the exam. The Education major was taking her final exam of the semester for her class when she realized her mistake. “How could I mess up Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star?” a hysterical Daily asked herself aloud. “It’s ‘how I wonder what you are,’ not ‘where you are!’” Other students in the class said that they were required to recite the song at random moments during class to act as a pop quiz, so the mistake should have been clearly avoided.
Daily had reportedly gone into her exam confident, with her close reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar being extremely well-received by her professor. “Professor Grant even asked if she could use my thesis as an example,” added Daily. “It’s actually a beautiful story about a sad caterpillar who uses food to mask his pain.”
Grant expressed how disappointed she was of her student’s grade, especially considering how well Daily was able to sit criss-cross applesauce. Sources report Dailey has registered to retake the class in the summer, which will also require The Very Hungry Caterpillar as the text, but will be swapping Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star for Ring Around the Rosie.