Yesterday was the Great American Teach-In where members of the community visit schools to talk about their professions. For the students, it allows them to see all types of cool occupations that await them when they grow up and it’s a great way to connect members of the business community with their local schools.
What was neat about this year’s event is that I was invited to Tinker Elementary at MacDill Air Force Base to talk to a 1st Grade classroom. These are the kids of active military members and I was honored to make the visit.
Instead of just talking about Corvettes, I brought my 1966 Corvette on the base. First up was a classroom discussion where I talked about writing my book, Corvette Special Editions and the importance of reading. You can’t write a book if you can’t read, right kids?
Following the classroom discussion, we then took the class outside to the front of the school where they could see my Black Sting Ray Convertible. After pointing out various aspects of the car and answering all their questions, the kids lined up and each one had their photo taken as they sat in the driver’s seat.
You never know what kids are thinking, but perhaps allowing them to sit behind the wheel made an impression? Could we be looking at some future C10 Corvette owners?
The kids were fun, inquisitive, and very well behaved (they must have an awesome teacher). I know what some you are thinking and no, I wasn’t worried one bit about my car while we had them outside. Thanks again to Tinker Elementary for the opportunity to come and visit with their 1st graders for the Great American Teach-In!
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