Commentator Bill Harley says — it happens every spring. Only the day before, fifth graders meet him with openness, expressiveness, and humor. They laugh openly. They will even sing out loud. Then it happens. On the next day, they fold their arms. They yawn. They cast sidelong glances at their peers to gauge their reactions. They roll their eyes and smirk. He suspects it is contagious. He wishes those fifth graders could keep their enthusiasm and sweet obliviousness. But they cannot. Not if they're going to grow up. And that's what they're going to do.
Fifth-Grade Cool Quashes Sweet Obliviousness
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