Last week in the media center I read the book Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again (Horowitz) to my kindergarten classes. This week as I was starting a new book, someone asked if we were going to read about Humpty Dumpty again...
Me: No, not this week, remember, we read a story about Humpty Dumpty last week.
Student 1: Who even was Humpty Dumpty?
Student 2: He was a fat, white guy!
Me: No, Humpty Dumpty wasn't a fat, white guy, he was a egg. Remember? That was why he broke apart and they couldn't put him back together again.
Student 2: He wasn't an egg! He was a FAT, WHITE GUY!
Me: No, I'm pretty sure he was an egg. He maybe looked like a fat, white guy, but he was an egg.
Student 2: Nope, a fat, white guy.
Me: The story is that he was an egg.
Student 2: Well, then why did the egg have arms and legs?
Good questioning skills, my friend, but you fail in imagination.