The Kids I Teach

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The Kids I Teach Š Andrew Weatherhead and Mallory Whitten 2013 Publishing Genius Press Baltimore, Maryland First published in 2013 This book is also archived for online reading at

they smell bad

Jolene said she drinks a liter of orange soda a day

Ashleigh blew her nose on my shirt

Tobias spent $5 on candy and cried

only Essence has a cell phone

Robbie locked himself in the closet he didn’t stay long

Tyler wanted to know everything I knew about tornadoes

DeMarcus said he likes to wear swim goggles because they make the world blue

one time we bobbed for apples I hated it

I asked Ken what he was drawing he said “butts�

I found Enrique behind the TV staring out the window

Jayden pooped on the rug and on the floor

Carlos said “it’s Jesus” pointing at a mermaid

the janitor and I talked about LeBron

Lulu started crying and when I went to see what was the matter she whispered in my ear it smells like garlic bread

two kids get in a fight three kids get in a fight four kids get in a fight five kids get in a fight six kids get in a fight

they can still drink milk

after the kickball popped only Dimitry wanted to play with it

Keith tried to throw a chair I stopped him

I asked Natasha to name a city, any city she said, “India�

Keely explained why she was afraid of dogs then they all were afraid of dogs

sometimes they just fall asleep

Ken drew a picture it looked like turtles lying in the grass under a setting sun I asked him what it was he said “butts�

when they color I color

my meanness weighs on Elliot’s heart but his meanness weighs on mine

he called me a nigger, a faggot, a motherfucking bitch and Mr. Andrew

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