If You’re ’Appy and You Know It

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Pamela Druckerman wrote a cute, light op-ed piece for The New York Times  last week.  It's about how she presented America to her daughter's second-grade class in a French public school.  Here are the bits that I found to be the most charming:

'There’s practically applause when I hold up a picture of a giant cheeseburger.'

'With 15 minutes left, I tell the class that it’s time to sing. I walk them through the lyrics to “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” while the teacher shouts, “What does it mean, ’appy?” '

'By the time the bell rings, the children probably think that the United States is populated mostly by superheroes and charismatic black men.' 

P. Druck



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