One of the hot new shows on FOX is a game show called "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" If you haven't heard of this show, click on this link.
I like the show because it shows real, fifth grade kids as well-educated, intelligent, and clever. I am a fifth grade teacher, and I know for a fact that some kids today are more intelligent than I am, and many are more mature at their age than I was.
This morning at breakfast I was pontificating about something of no great importance, and I happened to make an offhand remark of little significance which, by chance, happened to have a minor error in it. However, my dear wife, Peggy, quickly and efficiently pointed out my "mistake." Then she said, "I'm smarter than a fifth grade teacher!"
Oh boy. I'm gonna be hearing that punch line a lot.