Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Ketchup Packet

I’ve read a lot lately about all the ways/places students receive information. This post will add one to that list.

I was reading with one of my summer kids – students I volunteer with in the summer. We read, “It took about as long as it takes a hummingbird’s wings to flap.” I wanted to know if he understood the meaning that this event took place very quickly, so I asked if he had ever seen a hummingbird. He replied that he had and added that hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards. I couldn’t resist finding out just how he knew that. He said he had read it on his ketchup packet in the lunchroom.

I wonder how many adults have ever read a ketchup packet.

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