The school provides a free breakfast to every student, every morning in their classrooms. Tuesday they served Frosted Flakes, milk, cheese sticks and fruit cocktail. I said, “Frosted Flakes! I don’t think I’ve had those since I was a fifth grader. How do they taste?”
The whole class looked at me blankly.
We have been practicing using descriptive words in our writing. I thought my question would make a great reinforcing mini-lesson. I looked down at Mo, who was raising a spoonful of cereal to his mouth. “Describe your cereal. What’s it like? How does it taste?”
He shrugged his shoulders and said, “Uh, I don’t know.” Then his face lit up and his voice rose hopefully, “Frosted Flakey?”