Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sixth graders know everything

I have a co-worker whose wife is an elementary school teacher teaching 6th grade. Apparently sixth graders are really smart. He told us a story the other day that is maybe the funniest thing I have ever heard. It went a little something like this:

After grading some papers that the students had written, Mrs. Greer (the
teacher) pulled a particular male student aside. She was explaining to him
that while writing papers, it's helpful for the reader if the writer uses
paragraphs instead of the whole paper being one large paragraph. The students response was {insert serious, know-it all tone here} "Mrs. Greer, I've been writing papers for 5 years now, and this is the first time I've heard anything about paragraphs."

Is that not the funniest thing?

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