On Friday afternoon, as I wrapped up the 2nd grade's weekly Ramona, I told my 2nd grade buddies that I had to walk back up the hill and teach my 12th graders.
2nd grader: Will you read them the Ramona book? I think they would like it.
Me: No, I won't be able to read about Ramona. We are studying the Supreme Court, so I will tell them some stories about the Supreme Court.
2nd grader (in a tone of solemn knowledge): I know about that. It's the BIG building.
I said good bye and walked back to my classroom and the last class of the week, where I promptly repeated the conversation. We all laughed, and though the 12th grade made an unsuccessful bid for Ramona, we returned our attention to the matter of free speech in the big building with smiles on our faces. Not a bad way to end the week.