Friday, November 30, 2007

Oprah, Disney Channel, & Fifth Grade Thoughts

I guess my first mistake was using a quote from Oprah Winfrey. The other quote this week came from Lady Bird Johnson.

(My students reflect on and respond to two quotes a week as part of their homework.)

The one from Oprah Winfrey states:
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."

On Fridays the students discuss the quotes from the week. Sometimes they have fantastic, deep, thoughtful ideas to share. Other times I wonder if we were all reading the same quote. No matter what, it has always been an interesting discussion and one most of them actively participate in.

Their responses to the Oprah Winfrey quote were apt and showed them making connections. Sadly, most of those connections were to Hannah Montana or The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Not the most high brow discussion.

1 comment:

Tree said...

Why sadly? They were connecting to something pertinent to their lives. Plus, the quote matches with many story lines form both those shows.