1. I’m pretty sure SEVEN year old boys are the only ones who are ok with breakdancing to a Water Cycle rap song. If only you could have seen them helicopter to the refrain “evaporation, condensation, precipitation means rain, rain, rain, yah” you would get why I think grade 2’s the best.

2. Their sense of humor is intactly pure and right between the illogical giggling of 6 year olds and the dryish humor that begins to creep in at 9. We’ve had days when we can’t stop laughing the whole day because of something that happened in the morning.

3. They love books. So far in my years teaching my favorite grade, I haven’t met one who doesn’t love a good book.

I’ll leave it at 3 – though there are lots more of course…