Friday, March 19, 2010
It's wrong to steal, right? No nicking candy bars at the corner market, no slipping fives out of your spouse's wallet, no picking up just ONE newspaper out of the piles left on your vacationing neighbors driveway. Stealing is BAD. But what am I supposed to do when I'm teaching a 2nd and 3rd grade TAG class and I hear ideas like these?
A dragon that ravages the grocery store to gobble up all the celery it can find and then redeems itself by vanquishing the evil witch by entombing her in a pile of its poop.
A hedgehog named Bob who talks so much the authorities are summoned on a regular basis.
A sea turtle named Appetite that must save the ocean from a volcano that spews garbage.
Two amiable antiheroes named Hippy Pig and Bobby McKiddo Jr. the LXXII who accidentally end up in the army - hilarity ensues.
I remember being in 3rd grade and having adults ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Funny - I guess the answer turned out to be -
I want to be a 3rd grader.
Posted by Nancy Coffelt at 7:58 AM