Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Advice from a 5th grader

My son had a project due in school where he had to give advice to next year's fifth graders. Here is what he wrote:

To keep up in school can be tricky but it is possible. First rule, stay away from people that are trouble makers! If you get distracted, move, otherwise you will have lots of trouble!

In Mrs. B’s class ask questions, just not stupid ones. The best way to do A.R. (accelerated reading) is to read at home a long time. For A.M. (accelerated math) work hard to reach your goal fast, then you get to have fun.

The only advice for Mr. P’s class that I can give you is, pay attention. The truth is that I haven’t found the secret to his class.

Homework. We all hate it. It’s boring. The only way to deal with it is to do it the minute you get home. I really don’t expect you to actually do this. You will find your own way to get through the year.

14 comments:

Kat said...

I love the last two sentences. This can apply to *any* piece of advice. He is quite wise!

Jules said...

Oooo..... your son is a wise one. These are classic!

And..... you know that comment you made on my site? Well I accidently hit the delete button, drat. So if... uh... when you don't see it, you'll know why. Sorry.

KP said...

it's like that sunscreen song... the writer doesn't realize how right he is until he goes back later and realizes it was all true.

genius.

Gene Bach said...

Sounds like pretty good advice to me. I think he will do well.

Rhea said...

Kat - Thanks! He is such a wise old man in a boy's body, I swear.

Jules - Oh, you're deleting my comments now, huh? lol I didn't realize they were that bad. hehe

KP - I don't know the sunscreen song?

Gene - I think he gave good advice. He's so funny and obviously took the assignment seriously. :o)

Thanks for coming by!

KP said...

http://lifeviakp.blogspot.com/2008/04/friends-come-and-gobut-for-precious-few.html

Giggle! said...

HAHAHA thats gorgeous!!

Bless his little cotton socks! :-) xx

Rhea said...

KP - Too funny you had an advice post and so did I! What a coincidence!! Yours is slightly more eloquent. :o)

Giggle - Bless his little cotton socks? lol His foot is bigger than mine these days! Seriously! He's only two inches shorter than me now also...

Misty Dawn said...

This is priceless! I love it. He is definitely an intelligent and insightful kid.

My favorite parts:
"The truth is that I haven't found the secret to his class."
and
"You will find your own way to get through the year."

Awesome!

Rhea said...

Misty Dawn - Isn't that hilarious? He was giving advice...but at the same time not giving advice. lol

Laura said...

For sure save this. Wonderful words of advice. I love "you will find your own way to get through the year."

Rhea said...

Laura - I agree, that's a great line from his fifth grade advice. lol He's a funny kid. I am definitely going to save it.

CHATTI PATTI said...

Great idea! I'm passing this along to my 5th gr. teachers!

Rhea said...

Chatti Patti - I think it's a super idea, definitely pass it along to your other teachers. I'd like to see what the kidnergarteners would write if they did something like this. lol

I may have to ask my Remy...