Tuesday, November 30, 2010

From the Mouth of a High School Student

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 :)

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That is hillarious

Heidi said...

AWESOME! Props to the kid.

Niederfam said...

Ha Ha!!!!! Hilarious!!! I bet he's one of your "Favorites" now, right??? ;)

Mary Pugh said...

Hilarious! If he's determined to give the Dr. Pepper I will take it!

Noelle said...

Oh my gosh, that is awesome. How could anyone be mad at someone that does that? You can't! Glad you're cashing in on the prize.

Talbots said...

This is so funny. Teenagers are just little but crazy, aren't they? Funny!

Nicole said...

I love it! So glad you caught it!

Nina said...

Ok, I totally did the same thing in my Junior year History class. I wrote really sloppy and in the very middle of the paper, in the middle of the sentence I wrote "Bet you don't read this" and continued on. My teacher never said anything to me.

Holly Petty said...

What a funny little stinker. I must agree, I miss those crazy teenagers. They are really quite entertaining in the most creative ways!

Wendy said...

Ha! That is pretty classic!

emily said...

oh man. i'm glad you smile about it. :) but that makes me glad i am done with HS. :) you seem like a fabulous teacher!