Saturday, February 6, 2016

Week 20 -- Why did *that* chicken cross the road?

One major aspect of the P.O.O.T. simulation is learning about and speaking/writing using someone else's voice.  Voice, as a concept, is relatively straightforward concept for children of this age; being not just to develop one's personal voice, but to emulate another's voice requires use of many of the higher order thinking skills (analysis, evaluation, creation) that are generally accepted as the gold standard in educational attainment.

All of that is just background to explain why this week's blog post is just a bunch of chicken crossing the road jokes, as told by the great minds of history, as portrayed by the students in my class.

So, without further ado, I have the great pleasure of bringing to you......

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Neil deGrasse Tyson: I don’t understand this. Why would it why would it do it in the first place? I mean, chances are that it will get run over, and it probably won't be on a crosswalk.

Amerigo Vespucci: All chickens have a dream to explore and they can do that but the chicken really should have brought a map to tell his fellow chickens about the new land on the other side of the road

Emmy Noether: I do not know, both sides are isometric.

Genghis Khan: Meow

Sergeant York: Well, he should pray and hope he don’t get hit.

Eleanor Roosevelt: The chicken’s rights were not equal to the other creatures it lived with, therefore, it moved to the side of the road with better rights.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Chicken would cross the road to find the other side and defeat the evil terminators; with him he brought a machine gun and a grenade. He didn’t know much, but he did know he’d be back.

Dian Fossey: I sat silently. Waiting, watching. For the perfect moment. It had been days, weeks. And there! I saw it running quickly, trotting almost. It had auburn feathers….