A couple weeks ago I wrote about a discussion with a group of children about what they ate for breakfast and how that led to a mini research project on the breakfast habits of my students.  Perhaps I carried it too far, though.

This afternoon I was reading with a group of three fifth graders.  One girl stopped mid-sentence while reading aloud and declared, “You haven’t asked us what we had for breakfast in two days!” 

“That’s right,” agreed another girl.

“Okay,” I said, “What did you have for breakfast?  All three immediately and eagerly described their breakfasts.

What have I started?

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