One of the classes I teach is Financial Literacy. I really enjoy the students in this class. It is filled mostly with juniors in high school and I have a pretty great mix of kids. The other day in class we watched the movie '30 Days'. It is made by the same man who did 'Super Size Me'. This time he lives on minimum wage for 30 days. The kids seemed to really enjoy this video and it definitely opened their eyes. After watching the movie, they were assigned to write a half page reflection on the video. I asked if they would do anything differently, how they could have been better at saving money, etc. While grading those papers today, I came across this little gem:
"Well, congratulations you proved some people are poor. The minimum wage has been raised since then and for an obvious reason. I am now filling space. The rest of this is nothing. If you read this sentence I will buy you a Dr. Pepper."
This student did go on to say a few more things that were actually relevant to the assignment, but I couldn't help but laugh so hard! I'm not even mad he said that. THIS IS WHY I LOVE HIGH SCHOOL. These kids are hilarious and keep me laughing everyday.
I underlined his Dr. Pepper sentence and added that I will need him to change that to a Sprite. His paper is now on top of the grading pile. I sure can't wait for class tomorrow :)