I teach classes in an after school program once a week.
On Mondays the first and second graders have a choice: They can either take Junior Cheerleading or Computer Programming.
I guess that was the school's way of saying, "Why wait till Junior High? Let's separate the dorks from the cool kids here and now. "
Here's how I envision the class schedule for the rest of the week:
Tuesday: A choice between Junior Football and Chess
Wednesday: A choice between Weight-Lifting and Getting Shut in Your Locker
Thursday: A choice between Organizing Your Social Calendar and Sitting at Home, Alone, In Your Star Trek Pajamas
Friday: A choice between The Road to Homecoming Queen and How to Disguise Your Brother as Your Prom Date
Teach them early, I tell you.