So I spent the last 20 minutes with about 60 fifth graders, introducing them to private college. They were hilarious. They each fill out an information card when they get in to show that they visited, and after looking over all of the info cards, here are my favorites:
--Mariah Stevens wrote out her name in cursive, then crossed out to print it, and her majors of interest are cooking and tennis.
--Jared Otto’s full address is 11083 SD CA, and his ethnic background is male
--Emily Spitzer’s phone number is 858-0470-245, and her email address is sugahgirl179@
--Brendan Walden’s email address is JeanMarieWalden@
--Peter chose to end his card after writing “Peter”
--Mack Frost filled out a card. I can’t decide if there could possibly be a kid with a name that awesome, or if there could possibly be a kid that is funny enough to put that fake name at this young age.
--Kyle Blakeley lives in the city of Pasao Jenhiz, CA, and chose to decorate his card with the Chanel C’s
--Karina’s ethnic background is softball, volleyball, piano and sports
--Mina Hernandez’s high school grad year is 1.945
--Kendall Cole’s email is soccerlove.mango835@, and he crossed out high school grad year. High hopes.
They also had SO MANY questions. And I just kept answering them, because they were awesome. Some highlights:
--Can you have a dog at this college?
--What if you want to be a cop? Can you have a police dog?
--What if you're blind? Then can you have a dog?
--What's an ethic background?
--How old do you have to be to go here?
--Can you have gum in your classroom?
--If you don't do your homework, what are the consequences?
--Do you have classes for BMX biking?
When I told them that in college, you get to pick your own schedule...
--What if I only want to go to school until 12?
--Can I only go to school on Mondays?
--What if I only want classes for one hour every day?
--What if I want to go to class on Monday, but not on Tuesday, but again on Wednesday?
--What if I want to leave class early?
And when I asked them to guess how many students attended, they said guessed "more than 20," 200, 300, 350, and when I said "guess way more," they guessed 300,000.
Then someone asked if they could get a Master's here, and how long it took, so I explained that we offer Bachelor's degrees, which take four years, then Master's, which take two, and one kid in the front said "Two years? Sweet! I'm getting a Master's!"