Sunday, October 18, 2009

Empty Threats


Yet another submission from 6th grader, B.K. In 6th grade we are currently studying Central America and the Caribbean. The assignment was to pick from a couple of choices for a writing assignment with a given role, audience, format and topic. B.K. chose to write a letter from the point of view of a Caribbean home addressing a hurricane to tell it that its presence doesn't damper the spirit of the islands. She took the assignment a little too seriously...

 I think this kid may need therapy in the future.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Loaded Question

After class one day, 6th grader K.M. comes up to me and says, "Mrs. A, I don't understand something". "What's that?", I ask. She says, "You're 25 and married, and you don't have any kids. My sister is 21 and she's not married and she has 3 kids".

How do you politely tell an 11 year old that her sister is a slut with a trio of bastard children? Well, you don't...at least you don't if you plan on keeping your job. My response was something like, "Everyone does things at different times. I'm sure you're a great aunt".

Yet another reason sex education beyond abstinence needs to be taught in public schools...