I recently started a new job. Although I have worked with children in the recent past, my exposure to them was limited to 30-45 minutes a week. Now I have the total responsibility of 17 little darlings all day long, 5 days a week. I don't know what I was thinking!
All that aside, I recently over heard several students in a heated argument about the orgin of man...MAN...not mankind. Now please keep in mind that these students are 8 years old.
A very snappy little girl said, " I don't care if god did make the man first, he saved the best for last ."
Then a rather indignant young man retorted, "Well, you still have to do what we say because you are made with one of our ribs."
An then the conversation starter, " You're both wrong because people were born from monkeys and that makes us all equal."
Of course, the bell rang and I had to put a stop to the dialog but oh how enlightening to find that at least one of my students has been exposed to reality.