Ready for fifth grade

My wife and my daughter were in the car behind a motorcycle rider without a helmet. My wife was explaining to Clara how dangerous it is to ride on a motorcycle without a helmet and how easily a person could get hurt. After listening to my wife’s explanation, Clara said, “Just like Jack fell down and broke his crown?”

In the teaching world, that is known as a text-to-self connection.

It’s something I struggle every year to get my fifth graders to make on a consistent basis.

Now my two-year old has managed a simple, albeit completely valid, text-to-self-connection.

I can’t wait to tell my students that they are now competing against a two-year old.