today, despite a weekend full of trepidation and talking heads predicting that the sky was falling president obama talked to our students.
-the sky did not fall
-the world is not over
-the entire class did not jump up and shout "i want socialized medicine and i want it now!"
-gasps that the president used the word stupid
-questions about 'how come he's president and God's not president?'
-excited "that's me!" whispers every time he said the word 'kindergarten'
-questions of 'why does he want to talk to us? we already know how to work hard!'
-a few bored (but surprisingly well behaved) kindergartners and first graders
most importantly, when it was over there were:
-children explaining that president obama said they could be a liar, a fire fighter, a teacher, or anything they wanted, as long as they worked hard and didn't give up on themselves.
if a first grader could tell me that at the end of the speech i think it was a success.
oh yeah- and he asked them to WASH THEIR HANDS. i love him. i'm getting a big picture of him with a speech bubble over his head that says, "wash your hands!"
because if there is anyone who can get kindergartners to wash their hands it will be him. if only he'd added 'and don't pick your nose'.
maybe i'll just tell them he said that and they missed it...