Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Why are my third graders doing a listening dictation activity about a woman talking about wanting to go on a diet? How is that at all age appropriate? And why are my late elementary kids being asked if they are on diets? Who the hell designed this curriculum?

In order to quickly sidetrack the conversation from which of my skinny students should be dieting in 5th and 6th grade, I quickly jumped in and made a joke about how I should go on a diet. Ben immediately pipes up with, "But teacher, you aren't fat for a Canadian person!"

The thing is that I am. So now I am left to wonder what he thinks the population of Canada must look like...

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