Portrait of a Young Patriot

So Lee was in his 4th grade Science class. They were observing mealworms in a jar. Apparently, the poor little worms freaked out when they were shined with a bright light and writhed around the jar!

The Question on the Lab Report Page was: Why did the worms move away from the light?

Lee's answer? It was SO Lee, in the very most charming way, and I wish you could see his emphatic handwriting : "The Worms tried to escape because they wanted to be Free!"

The teacher's note on the paper struck me as equally amusing. In her very own non-exuberant cramped style she wrote: "I don't understand. Why do you think the worms would want to be free?"

I'm perfectly sure she didn't understand. Which is sad. For her. But I live with Lee, which is happy for me. I can't help but laugh lots with a boy that assumes Freedom is so wonderful that even worms want it!


I love this story and will share with my husband who is a 4th grade teacher. This is such a great age. One of his boys asked if he could carry the flag, saying in his best Barney Fife style, "After all, Mr. Teacher, I am a trained Cub Scout."

Earth Girl | 10/01/2008 - 01:44 PM

:) I like.

King of Fools | 10/01/2008 - 02:32 PM

Does the teacher have no imagination at all? lol

Love his answer.

Leni | 10/03/2008 - 12:58 PM
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