Thursday, September 18, 2008

What Color??

My son informed me that his sixth grade class has been paired up with writing buddies from the first grade classes. The older kids will help the little guys with their writing assignments two Mondays per month.

Being a pretty enthusiastic student and good sport, my son volunteered to take two first graders into his charge. They had their first meeting, a get acquainted session, last Monday. One of the questions they were supposed to ask the first graders was what they want to be when they grow up.

The first little boy replied that he wants to be a fireman when he grows up - a noble and popular choice.

My son then asked the second little boy what he wanted to be when he grew up. And the boy replied,

“A crayon.”

That totally made my day.


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Totally adorable! That's a cool assignment--I love it when grades pair up.

Carrie Harris said...

HAH! I wonder what color?

Robyn said...

I want to be a crayon too! Magenta or maybe turquoise, preferably.

Rena said...

Oh, that's adorable! If I were a crayon, I'd be Wild Blue Yonder. It looks just like faded blue jeans! :)

Good luck to your son with his project!

C.R. Evers said...

lol! that is too cute!!!! I think your son may have discovered the next Lewis Carole! :0)


Kim Kasch said...

I love that story. You should look up Liz Rusch who just got nominated for an Oregon Book Award for A Day Without Crayons. That is a story she should hear.


And I am hoping to do a podcast about the blogging conference or a vlog. I'll keep you posted via my blog.

adrienne said...

Green Girl - Me too! It's so great for both parties.

Carrie - My question precisely!

Robyn - Love your choices!

Rena - Spooky! My daughter was just showing me that color the other day!

Christy - I know, right? Why can't I think that way?

Kim - I'm gonna have to find that book! And I'm looking forward to hearing about the conference.

Suzie said...

Too cute. My son announced today he wants to be garbage man but just for my family

Brenda said...

What a great story...

I couldn't pick just one color to be...I would have to be the first mood crayon...change colors with my moods...this way people would be warned before trying to color with me...grin..

adrienne said...

Suzie - I see an opportunity there...

Brenda - Me too! I'd have to be the whole box.