Today, some of my classes began "The Hobbit".
After handing out the books and asking the kids to look at the summary, copyright page, and (dreadful) cover illustrations, I overheard one of my more quiet students whisper to herself,
"Oh, Coach Naz. Where on Earth are you taking me now?"
Another of my kids, whom I refer to as "The Ninja", responded, "Don't you mean -- 'Where on Middle Earth are you taking me now?' "
And this is how The Ninja earned every kid in class a Tootsie Pop.