Why Seventh Graders Can’t Vote

September 5, 2008 at 5:48 pm 2 comments

“Uhm, so, can I ask a question?” Jessi says.

I am doing okay on time, so I say yes and lower the spelling list. I’ve just given them the word “democratic” to spell.

Jessi shuffles her feet under her desk. “So, this Barack guy. Like, is he – I mean, I know he’s running for President…”

“Yes, he is,” I respond.

“But before he decided to run for President, wasn’t he a professional wrestler?”

Yes, Jessi, I can smell (or spell) what Barack is cooking. 🙂


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Clix  |  September 5, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard in days. That was so wrong… and yet… so perfect!

  • 2. East Coast Teacher  |  September 6, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    These little gems are why I love teaching so much!

    Hope you’re enjoying it 🙂


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