The following is a conversation with a third grader at the upper-class, private school and would NEVER happen at the lower-class, inner-city school:
Me to a group of students- "So what is something that you enjoy doing during the summer?"
Student to me- "Well, a lot of times on my family's sailboat........." Yes that sentence says SAILBOAT. Her family owns a sailboat.
The following is a conversation I had with a 3 year old at the inner-city school and would NEVER happen at the upper-class private school:
The kids were drawing smiley faces on paper plates...
Me to a student- "Ty'Rick, where are the eyes on your smiley face?" (he points)It is the little moments and contrasts like these that make me realize how much I enjoy working with inner-city kids! They never cease to surprise you in the most hilarious ways.
"Where is the mouth?" (he points)
"Ty'Rick, what is that?" (me pointing to a yellow line)
Ty'Rick to me- "Dats my gold toof!" His smiley face had a gold tooth.