Foreshadowing, Nutrients and
I’m reading The Boxcar Children to a group of second graders. It’s the story of four orphaned siblings who live in a boxcar with their dog.
The last chapter I read today ended with the line, “The children had much more to eat than bread and milk, as you shall soon see.“
One second-grader raised his hand, and asked, in all seriousness, “Do they eat the dog?"
I stare at him and began helplessly laughing.
He continued, "Because that would be a good source of protein.”
After I collected myself, I assured the class they do not eat the dog.