I had a great time at the Olive Chapel Elementary Leap Into Literacy Week reading this morning. I read to a third grade class, then had a break and rounded out the day reading to two first grade classes. The kids were engaged, enthusiastic and hysterical.
When I asked if anyone knew anything about 1957, the year Peggy Noodle is set, the first graders were especially funny.
“Did they still have horses and buggies then?”
“When did they put down railroad tracks for cars to ride on?”
“What kind of horse did you have?”
Seriously, I was born in 1973.
These kids …