Quotes from a 3rd Grade Class: age interpretation


Harley Classe

In this weekly column, senior Harley Classe talks about her experiences as a third grade teacher.

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“You’re married, right, Miss Classe?”

“Wait… you can drive?”

This week’s quotes both came from my second graders.

Yes. Both of these questions were asked.. by the same kids… around the same time.

They know full well that I am definitely a senior in high school. They even know what school I go to and what college I plan on going to next year.

For some reason, it just never clicked for them that being in high school usually means you’re not married yet. In fact, the average woman in Texas doesn’t even get married until they are 27.

With all of the rings I wear, I guess it’s understandable that this would be a guess that they would make, though.

However, the statement that is more shocking is the fact that while they thought I was married, they didn’t think I could drive.

One girl even said that she thought my mom dropped me off every morning. Yes, I am an 18-year-old married high school student whose mom drops her off at school every morning.

I walk in every day with my wallet, which has a big bulky set of keys and keychains on it, my car key being the most prominent.

It’s funny the things kids associate with different ages. In their minds, you can be married and have never touched a steering wheel. They certainly have big dreams. That’s just how it is.