Friday, May 22, 2009

Ahhh, First Graders!

Today I read the book "Fox at School" by James Marshall
to my class.  They loved it.  One of my favorite parts of the day is when I read
to my first graders.
The following is an exchange from one of the pages in that book:

"I'm going to be a teacher," said Fox.
"You're not serious, said Carmen.
"It's an easy job," said Fox.

At this point I stop and ask "Do you think that being a teacher is an
easy job?"
(of course I'm expecting them all to tell me what a noble, difficult, courageous, 
caring, laboriously fulfilling job it must be...)
I did hear a few "no way"'s  from the crowd.

Then "Mr. Reality Gabe" pipes up...
"I think it would be easy because they have that one Math book with all the answers."

Thanks Gabe.  Thanks for keeping it real.


Sue said...

I always love when kids think you don't have any other life than the one at school. If they see you in the store they get this look on their face like, "You are a real person? Not just a teacher?" They get really weirded out when they consider you have a husband and kids.

Janna said...

This almost makes me want to teach 1st grade...almost.

Mandi said...

I think Gabe just might be a teacher someday.

The Wyler Family said...

so funny... i really miss it sometimes! i didn't know you were back in first! fun times.

emlizalmo said...

HAHA! Love it!

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