Monday, August 17, 2015

It became a tradition in our family to ask our daughter some questions before her new school year. Here is an interview with our 4th grader, her new school year starts this Thursday!
Back-to-School-Interview

An Interview Before 4th Grade

Me: Are you looking forward to a new school year?
Smarty: Now I do, but I still don’t like the idea of waking up so early for school. I wish school would start at 10 am and not at 8 am.
Me: What is your favorite subject?
Smarty: Reading, duh!
Me: What are you looking forward to learning this year?
Smarty (thinking): Hmm… California history, I suppose.
Me: What would you like to learn if you could learn anything?
Smarty: Calculus!
Me:  What are the three things that your teacher should know about you?
Smarty: That I like reading, that I hate working in groups, because I have to wait for everyone, and that I like to draw with crayons, not with markers or pencils.
Me: Do you have any worries about this year?
Smarty: No. I don’t see why I wouldn’t have a good year, especially if I work hard.
Me: What is more important, intelligence or discipline?
Smarty: Intelligence… No, wait… Discipline… No, I think they are equally important.

Interviews of Previous Years

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2 comments:

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Great answers, Smarty!

Ticia said...

Red, no blue... Ahhhhhhh..... I don't know why her final answer made me think of Monty Python, but it did.

I really need to find a good Texas history book....