Saturday, January 21, 2012

Age discrimination....

This is a letter I sent to a fellow teacher after I taught his/her 4th grade class...

I thought about writing up one of your students today after a comment he made.  We were talking about the different instrument families and I brought my clarinet to show them.  I told them that I started playing clarinet when i was in middle school.  The student said,  “Was that in 1972?”  He was serious.  Isn’t that grounds for a write up?  I would think so.  I wasn’t even born in 1972 let alone in Middle School.

Ha.  Kids in their issues with understanding time and age. 

The next day Sissy was saying that she was going to drive a car when she turned 6.  She's said this many times before.  She really things 6 is the magical driving age and not 16.  I asked her how old she thought I was.  She thought for a minute and said "10 or 8."  I said, "what if I say I am 31."  Her eyes got huge as she gasped and then said "You can be 21 Mommy."   I said "I'll take it!!"

Man I love this girl!!!

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