Five Foot Two

In the middle of a lesson

As I stand at five foot two

surrounded by 6th graders

in a middle school of teenagers

I shared my wisdom on genres and plots

and character development.

I shared tricky phrases and symbolic references

to a sea of eager eyes and hungry minds.

At the start of the year,

I shared an All About Me

and my students knew I played basketball in college.

So, it shouldn’t have came a surprise

when a boy named John raised his hand

in the middle of  discussion,

and asked,

“Ms. D, how tall were you when you played ball?”

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10 thoughts on “Five Foot Two

  1. Oh my gosh, this is not what I expected the ending to be! Kids will say the darndest things. I teach 6th grade too and one think about them – they are honest.

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  2. That is the best. I love when my students say hilarious thing. I often forget to write them down so I always forget what it was they said.

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