Monday, September 19, 2011

Fourth Grade Class

I'm in charge of teaching catechism to a fourth grade class, every week.  Today, as part of a brief "Show and Tell", I showed them a picture of my confirmation, from 2000.  They were able to recognize Bishop McGrath pretty easily, which is impressive, considering that none of them have ever met him.  However, no one was able to recognize me in the picture.  Funny how that works out.

Once the kids learned that the picture was taken in the year 2000, they all agreed that I am "really old" because I was alive back then.  Apparently, none of them were even born yet when that picture was taken.

They also all agreed that I shouldn't assign them any homework.  I think it took about three seconds for them to come to that group decision.  It's amazing how quickly kids can decide things sometimes.

18 comments:

Inky said...

Welcome to the world of us "oldies but goldies". It's amazing how young the next generation is getting, don't worry though, at least you're only teaching 4th grade! Just think of how 2nd grade would look at you! They're the most brutal, because they suggest for you to be encased in glass in a museum, with an oxygen tank.

Philip said...

I love your blogs about your everday life! :D

I don't think you're old at all. 2000 seems just like yesterday to me...

Yep, kids do make up their mind really quickly, don't they? Once they've firmly made them up, it can be a leetle hard to dissuade them from their cause. ;)

Also, I think they have a kind of instinct. They know that homework is boring. They know that you are going to assign them some. Their genetic makeup and infantile state is such that they all arrive at the same conclusion at the same time, and of course since they all have the same conclusion, they all agree with each other, therefore the seemingly hasty decision.

Whoa, got rather a little carried away there! But, keep on truckin' Michael! We all love you. :D

Becki said...

Gosh darn it, I'm an old person! XD

Anonymous said...

that class is lucky.

Anonymous said...

Aw:) My brothers in fourth grade and i can totally see where that's coming from!

Izzy said...

I wish i had you for a fourth grade teacher!

Izzy said...

I wish i had you for a fourth grade teacher!

Hadley said...

@Izzy me too!

Hadley said...

oh,come on,we all know 4th graders aren't THAT immature.

Anonymous said...

@Izzy SAME HERE!!!!!!!! :D

Diana said...

I bet you're a great teacher, although I think teaching high school age (such as myself) would be worse then kids. :)

Marcy said...

@izzy yeah i wish i had last year but i'm in fifth so it sucks :(LOL at the part where you call old your only 25 LOL yeah i wish had no homework but if i said that to my teachers that would be bad

Anonymous said...

I don't think you're old at all. Kids can be funny all the time.

Anonymous said...

i wonder what they'd do if they found out you had a blog hahaha

Anonymous said...

Haha I love when people used to come in and assign me homework. The rest of the class and me were pretty quick on deciding that was a definite "NO!". Anyways, have fun with the 4th graders...at least your not going in for second grade!

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Anonymous said...

Don't give them homework! Fourth graders are busy enough! Especially if it is a after school catechism class!!