Today’s “Tell Us Tuesday” morning meeting prompt inspired my slice for today. I “ask good questions” or so my students tell me… I smiled as I watched their reactions reading the question on the screen. Little eyes above masked nervous smiles caught each other’s gaze. Giggles erupted.
“What do you not understand about adults?”
– “Why don’t they watch more cartoons?”
– “Why do they work so much?”
-“Why don’t they play outside more? Like you know, slide down a slide on their bellies or roll down a hill and get a little muddy?”
-“Why are they so bossy?”
-“Why do they get to stay up later than kids?
-“Why do they have so much screen time on their phones but yell at kids for too much?”
-“Why do they have cigarettes if they know they’re bad and smoke them even though it hurts them?”
-“Why do they tell their kids they don’t have any money and then when you see their wallets, they have so much money?”
-“Why doesn’t my mom go in the pool during the summer?”
From the mouths of babes.
Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge! I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by
What fun, to read what these little ones said! My favorite is this one: “Why don’t they play outside more? Like you know, slide down a slide on their bellies or roll down a hill and get a little muddy?” And I love this description of them: “Little eyes above masked nervous smiles caught each other’s gaze. Giggles erupted.”
I am totally borrowing this for my sixth graders tomorrow. Can’t wait to see what they say! Thanks for the inspiration!
I don’t know what grade you teach, but I desperately want to try this with my 10th graders LOL. This is such a brilliant idea, thank you for sharing!
Such priceless responses and you can understand why they are saying them, no wonder it gave you inspiration for your slice cartoon!
You DO ask good questions. I kinda want to read more slices like this one 😄 sometimes writing the question is the best part.