The teacher was trying to access background knowledge for a small guided reading group as an introduction to a story about Thomas Jefferson.
Teacher: Who was our first President?
Child: O'rock Obama.
Teacher: No, Barack Obama is our President now. Does anyone remember who our first President was?
Another child: I know. It was George Lincoln.
Child: No, George Lincoln was our fifth President. I know because my mother showed me his picture in the Bible.
Another child: That's not right. It was George Washington. He fought in the Silver War. Both the teams had boats with B-I-I-I-G cannons and one of the teams won.
Child: Oh yeah, I know him. He lives in Washington,D.C., right beside the Statue of Liberty.
Believe it or not, every line is true! Oh my! A little more background knowledge might be needed so this group can understand what they are about to read! Thank goodness for Summer School!