Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader

Julie Stevens
Julie Stevens

May 7th, 2008, 5:11 am #1

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER?

SUBMIT HEADSHOT AND RESUME TO:
ARE YOU SMARTER PRODUCTIONS
ATTN: BETHANY KIRSCHNER/ KATY DOLLE
640 N. SEPULVEDA BLVD.
LOS ANGELES CA 90049

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Must be entering 5th Grade for the 2008-9 school year.
2. Must be Los Angeles based.
3. Submissions will ONLY be accepted by mail. No phone calls OR email will be accepted.
4. Submission must include:
A recent photo (or headshot)
Student Name + Age
Elementary School
Student Hometown
Student Contact Info (address, phone number, email)
Parents Names + Contact Info (address, phone, email)
Agents Info (if applicable)
Explanation why YOU should be part of the new 5th Grade Class.
Favorite Subjects
Hobbies (do you sing, dance, act, play instruments)

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?, hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, is an atypical game
show measuring adultsí lack of knowledge ñ as revealed by how much theyíve forgotten since grammar
school. Grownup contestants find themselves in a classroom setting, revisiting their youth, as they tackle
subjects theyíve already been taught, ranging from art to geography and math to social studies. However,
the contestants are not alone and there is a way to ìcheatî in this classroom. The adults have the
opportunity to get some help ñ in the form of elementary advice from real grade-schoolers who have hit
the books.

[5TH GRADERS] ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER? IS SEARCHING FOR A NEW 5th
GRADE CLASS! Our 5th Graders are getting ready to graduate, and we need 5 outgoing, fun, intelligent
and spunky kids to take their place for the next ìschool yearî. If you or your child is currently in the 4th
Grade, and going into the 5th Grade this fall (2008-9 school year), then you are eligible to audition for a
spot in the new class. We encourage boys and girls of all ethnic backgrounds to submit.
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Noel
Noel

May 7th, 2008, 2:27 pm #2

This struck me as rather amusing, of course I could have also read it wrong:

"If you or your child is currently in the 4th Grade, and going into the 5th Grade this fall (2008-9 school year)"

How many 4th Graders have their own child?
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old fan
old fan

May 7th, 2008, 3:00 pm #3

I didn't notice that at first...obviously whoever wrote it is NOT smarter than a fifth grader !
That's funny ! I don't like that show, but we have a French version of the board game which is fun, and helps my kids with french and some of the questions are actually pretty challenging !
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Julie Smith
Julie Smith

May 7th, 2008, 5:00 pm #4

This struck me as rather amusing, of course I could have also read it wrong:

"If you or your child is currently in the 4th Grade, and going into the 5th Grade this fall (2008-9 school year)"

How many 4th Graders have their own child?
And a good laugh for the rest of us!
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confused...
confused...

May 7th, 2008, 6:43 pm #5

This struck me as rather amusing, of course I could have also read it wrong:

"If you or your child is currently in the 4th Grade, and going into the 5th Grade this fall (2008-9 school year)"

How many 4th Graders have their own child?
I don't get it? What's wrong with that question?
They are asking if you (are a 4th grader) OR your child is.....
The notice read fine to me. It looks like they are sending it to the masses and it sounds appropriate whether it is a child reading it or an adult that has a child.
(correct me if I'm wrong.... but I do not see anything funny or strange in the notice)
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Joan
Joan

May 7th, 2008, 6:46 pm #6

There was no mistake. The piece was written for both 4th graders and the parents of 4th graders.
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old fan
old fan

May 7th, 2008, 7:15 pm #7

...I would doubt many 4th graders would be looking up auditions to go to, but I'm sure some would.
I think a comma after "you" would clarify it. Sorry, but I thought it was funny. It's really no big deal.
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Julie Smith
Julie Smith

May 7th, 2008, 7:48 pm #8

I'm with old fan ... nmi
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Meghan
Meghan

May 7th, 2008, 8:40 pm #9

...I would doubt many 4th graders would be looking up auditions to go to, but I'm sure some would.
I think a comma after "you" would clarify it. Sorry, but I thought it was funny. It's really no big deal.
I dont mean this post to be rude, so hopefully it wont be taken that way. I just wanted to say that placing a comma after "you" would actually be incorrect grammer. The way it is written is actually correct. It didnt strike me as funny, but i suppose it could be read that way.

happy wednesday!

Meghan
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french_girl
french_girl

May 7th, 2008, 9:08 pm #10

This struck me as rather amusing, of course I could have also read it wrong:

"If you or your child is currently in the 4th Grade, and going into the 5th Grade this fall (2008-9 school year)"

How many 4th Graders have their own child?
it's not a mistake, "you" is in case a 4th grader reads that, "or your child", it's another "you", for an adult this time. it's like "if you are a 4rth grader, or if you are the parent of a forth grader...". but it does feel a little wierd when you read it
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