*A student asks if biographies are “fake or real,” then notices the birth and death dates in a biography of MLK. “Is that his phone number?”
*A student tells that the solution to the community problem of mosquitoes in summer would be to construct a “honey city,” presumably to attract all mosquitoes away from their eons-old diet of blood from us, to an irresistible city of honey, far enough away that they set up camp and move there.
It’s been a rough week, and it’s not a full moon, so I blame the goddamned groundhog.
TWO fights in two days in my classroom—the kid involved in both NOT a heavy hitter. Particularly heart-breaking.
Today’s third grade responses to a question about a problem in our community:
1) PROBLEM: Mosquitoes
POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Honey City
2) PROBLEM: Shooting/Killing/Violence
POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Dangerous criminals go to super max prison.
3) PROBLEM: Illegally Parked Vehicles
POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Call police, tow cars, tickets
4) PROBLEM: Cockroaches
POSSIBLE SOLUTION: Kill them
When asked how many had been affected by Problem 2? A sea of hands.