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World History According to a First-Grader

Lots of heavy yoga posts lately, so I thought I'd lighten the mood. 

Desmond and Josephine celebrate their 100th day of first grade on Friday and part of the celebration involves completing a project that plays off the theme of 100. Think 100 Legos, 100 Hershey's kisses. When Esme did this project, she grouped 10 flower stickers on 10 separate flower petals. 

Desmond and Josephine chose much more complicated and time-consuming ideas. Josephine set out to hand draw and color 100 horses, then write a poem about them. Desmond decided to write 10 facts about 10 famous people. He completed most of the project by himself, scribbling the facts in a journal. I laughed out loud when I read them this morning. 

From "Nutty Napolean:"

"His first wife Josephine had a bunch of boyfriends behind his dumb back."


"After he died, some guys took a look at him and was surprised. Apparently, he had some wacko disease."

Christopher Columbus:

"If he had landed a few islands away, he would have been eaten."

Albert Einstein: 

"Had really crazy hair."

William Shakespeare: 

"In one of his plays a guys pants caught fire and it had to be put out by beer." 

Reader Comments (1)

So funny!

February 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStella

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