What 5th Graders Wonder
Yesterday I was asked by one of the MUN coordinators to visit his fifth grade class. I was happy to oblige. The kids weren't afraid to ask me a lot of questions. I thought some of them were pretty funny, others suprised me by showing how SMART these kids are. They seemed to know a thing or two about Alaska before I even got there - maybe more than some Americans! I mostly just put the funny ones here, though.
Q: Is it cold in Alaska?
A: Yes but only in the Winter. In the summer all the snow melts and we can wear t-shirts.
Q: Have you ever seen a killer whale?
A: yes (This made everyone very excited)
Q: Are there a lot of beautiful girls in Alaska?
A: I think so
Q: Have you ever felt an earthquake?
Q: How big was it?
A: I honestly don't know
Q: Do you have a boyfriend?
Q: Did you ever eat an octopus?
A: Yes (kalamari anyone?)
Q: Did you ever eat a blue whale (someone knows their whale species)
Q: Did you ever eat any whale?
A: No (They found this very disappointing)
Q: Where else have you traveled?
A: Mexico, China, France, Scotland, Canada, Switzerland
Q: Are there a lot of beautiful girls in Switzerland?
A: I think so
Q: Do you drink a lot?
A: Of course not
Commentary from the boy who asked: I think she does
Q: Have you ever been attacked by a bear?
Q: What's the difference between Turkish and American education systems? (okay, the teacher asked that one)
A: In America we get to choose all of our classes, unlike the Turkish system where the whole class goes from class to class together. Also, American students aren't focused on preparing for one big test like in Turkey and we get individual grades in each class which consider factors such as behavior, tests, and homework
Q: Is your hair natural? (asked by a very blonde little girl)
Commentary: See guys? I told you! You can have naturally blonde hair! Her hair in natural like mine!
Q: Do you wear color contacts?
Q: Do you like math?
Commentary: Good, me neither
My kind of girl.