2/19/09

Joys of Teaching: Mr. President

Setting: Sister E trying to convince a class of disinterested and cynical students that writing to politicians might be a worthwhile activity.

(students rolling eyes after explanation of assignment)

Teacher E: You know, I felt like you guys too. But when I was in elementary school, I wrote a letter to the President, and you know what? I got a letter from Ronald Regan back!

Disinterested-and-Cynical-Student: OK, and who (pause) is Ronald Reganbach?

2 comments:

Judy said...

LOL - it's so true. of course these younger students don't know Ronald Reagan... they weren't even alive during the 80s!

Kelly said...

Reaganbach...haha, this makes me grateful for the book of presidents my parents got for my brother and me when we were kids.