The topic of age found its way into the classroom...again. My students are convinced that, despite looking like I'm 18-years-old, I am extremely old in age. They tend to run with this concept sometimes in a feeble, yet humorous, attempt to "roast" me. We enter...
B: "Yeah Mr. A, you straight old wodie."
Mr. A: "I'm really not you guys. We go over this again and again, 26 is pretty young relatively speaking."
J: "Nah Mr. A, you just be relatively old."
T: "Mr. A's dusty self finna be all up in a nursing home tomorrow...that'd be dope, then we wouldn't have any school."
Mr. A: "Yeah, it doesn't really work that way."
L: "Mr. A, you finna already smell like an old dude...like Ben Gay and all dat stuff."
Mr. A: "Moving on...who likes reading comprehension strategies!"