Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Recently I was reading aloud a book about Hilary Rodham Clinton to my students. We've just kicked off our biography unit and they are BEYOND excited!! In one part of the book, the author refers to Clinton as wanting to be in the highest office in the land. "What is the highest office in the land?" I asked my students. One boy's hand shot up. "It's the Empire State Building." This was clearly not what I was expecting. It took me a minute, but I looked at him and said, "Yes, I suppose that is one of the highest offices in the land." I went on to explain the true meaning of the phrase, but I haven't forgotten his comment. Their literal perspective is sometimes amusing, usually refreshing, always interesting. Just another reason why I love my job!


  1. That is just about the most perfect embodiment of 2nd grade ever, isn't it?? Love how you captured this moment, and all the excitement and surety of your students!

  2. I love it when they make you giggle....your student's response is adorable.

  3. The literal outlook on the world is where they are, isn't it? Fun to appreciate it.