Quote from School

My school year is winding to a close. A coworker reminded me of a comment from one of my first grade students back in October.

Me:  I’m going to be a first grade teacher for Halloween.

Student: Oh, can you bring in a picture of your costume so we know what one looks like?

First Grade Thoughts

My first graders made me smile today!

First, some background information. I do a big Martin Luther King, Jr. unit in January. We also learn about Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges. We also touch on slavery in this unit.

Now back to today. The issue of slavery came up again. The kids were talking about it and saying how wrong it is. My student teacher assured them that we do not have slaves in America anymore. But then one of the kids got very upset and said he knows someone who has slaves… Santa! My student teacher tried explaining that those were elves, not slaves but the consensus of the group was that they were indeed slaves! I wonder if they think the same thing about the Keebler elves? I’m afraid to ask them!