School Visits Rock My Socks

For the last 3 days, I’ve spent my mornings visiting the teens (and a few younger kids) in the districts we serve.  I am so very impressed with their interest, welcoming behavior, senses of humor, and overall respect for me.  It’s been a great introduction to my new audience.

Tuesday, however, I goofed.  I was reading from Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Tantalize, and the introduction includes a paragraph that describes the main character’s strategy in getting her crush to pay attention.  I was reading along, and definitely forgot to skip that paragraph.  You know, the one that says “boob.”  Not a snicker came out of them; no yelling or crazed chatter, even.  Sixth graders must have more self-control than I give them credit for (or my northern accent meant I was talking so quickly they didn’t even notice. ‘Doubt it).  I’m thinking the holds list for Tantalize is going to be impressive for the next few weeks.

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3 Responses to “School Visits Rock My Socks”

  1. Melissa Says:

    You are the rockstar-loving your blog

  2. LOL! That’s awesome!

  3. Jill DeWitt Says:

    Good for them! I tend to think kids are exposed to so much on TV nowdays that “boob” is pretty tame. We used to worry about you guys watching ‘Who’s line is it anyway’!!

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