President Obama Talks with First-Graders at Tinker Elementary School

President Obama Talks with First-Graders at Tinker Elementary School


The President: You guys aren’t
usually this quiet, are you? Are you, really? Just — no. (laughter) The President: What’s
your name? Male Speaker: Jackson. The President: Good to see
you, Jackson, good to see you. What’s your name? Female Speaker: (inaudible). The President: Good to see
you, and what’s your name? Female Speaker: Hannah. The President:
Good to see you. Good to see you, Adam. What’s your name? Female Speaker: Mary. The President: Oh,
nice to see you. I like that, hairdo,
man, can I touch that? (laughter) The President: It’s
kind of spiky. Your hair is short. Yeah, mine too. Yeah, you want to touch it? Hey, what’s your name? Male Speaker: Alex. The President:
Good to see you. What’s your name? Male Speaker: Casey. The President: Casey. Didn’t I just see
you over there? Is there another guy
that looks just like you? Male Speaker: No. The President: No? Female Speaker: His brother. The President: That’s what I
thought, that’s what I thought. Good to see you, Kyle. Male Speaker: Colin. Good to see you, Colin,
what’s your name? Male Speaker: Benjamin. The President: Good to see
you, and what’s your name? Female Speaker: (inaudible) The President: Good to
see you, good to see you, and what’s your
name, sweetie? Female Speaker: Tina. The President: Nice to see
you, and what’s your name? Female Speaker: Elizabeth. The President: Good
to see you, Elizabeth. So what are you
guys doing today? What have you
been learning? Yeah? Huh? Okay, so — Female Speaker: The things
with the back boards. The President: These
things on the back boards? Female Speaker: No, right here. The President:
Oh, tech speakers? Female Speaker:
Yes, tech speakers. The President: I see, okay,
so you’re learning about photograph, label, okay. That’s pretty
high-tech stuff. I didn’t learn about that stuff
when I was a kid your age. I was basically just learning
how to write an A and a B. Yeah, what were you
going to say, sweetie? Female Speaker: We’re
learning how to read like trying to get a
big-level on reading The President:
Okay, excellent. And what were you
going to say? Female Speaker: We’re learning
how to write about reading. The President: You’re
learning how to write about reading? Huh? You guys — Female Speaker: They’re
writing about the test. The President: They’re
writing about the test, so — and what were you
going to say, young man? Male Speaker:
We were — The President: I know, that
happens to me all the time. The — I thought I
had a good point, and then suddenly I
forget it. And then the press
makes fun of me. It’s okay. So, I just want to say, I
came by here because all your parents, you know, they’re
serving our country, you know. They’re in our military, they’re
doing really great stuff, they’re doing brave things, and
I know that sometimes they have to be away from home, but I just
want to say thank you to them, and I want to say thank you to
you guys, because you guys, you know, support them as well. And we really appreciate it. That’s really important
to keep us safe.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *