November 18, 2004


So I got a chance to do the Great American Teach-In yesterday at my son's school, which was nice. For the uninitiated, the teach-in is essentially mom-and-dad show-and-tell. Parents come in, they talk about what they do for a living and the kids essentially get to learn that there's more to life than worrying about the FCAT tests.

I talked to the kids about newspapering. What I lacked was a truly impressive set of props:


I mean, how do you compete with McGruff? Truth is, you can't. Other kids' dads brought huge dump trucks and concrete cranes.

I brought newsprint and No. 2 pencils.

Chalk it up to prop envy.

However, I will say that none of my pencils reared up and crushed any kindergarteners. So I had that going for me, which was nice.

Note to self: leave crinkly Celophane at home before going to the stables.

Posted by Jeff at November 18, 2004 07:08 AM | TrackBack