Student’s Answer To First Grade Question Is Way Deeper Than The Correct One

Daily Caller News Foundation logo
Rob Shimshock Education Reporter
Font Size:

When a first grade teacher in California presented his class with a logical puzzle, the answer one student gave him was decidedly much deeper than the “correct” answer, according to a Tuesday tweet.

Bret Turner, a teacher at Head-Royce School in Oakland, Calif., asked students to answer the riddle: “I am the beginning of everything, the end of everywhere. I’m the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. What am I?” reported The Washington Post.

Turner was thinking of the letter “E,” however, one student answered “death.”

“Such an awed, somber, reflective hush fell over the class that I didn’t want to tell them that actually the answer is the letter ‘e,’ which just seemed so banal in the moment,” Turner tweeted.

“Before I finally revealed the ‘correct’ answer to the riddle, to a largely unimpressed audience, I fielded other guesses that continued along a similarly existential vein,” he added.

“I’m considering telling the kids tomorrow that a tweet about them went viral, and given their facility with the internets, I expect their response will be ‘sure but did it go SUPERviral’ and ‘just how many retweets are we talking about here’ and ‘can I go to the bathroom,'” reflected Turner Wednesday night.


Follow Rob Shimshock on Twitter

Connect with Rob Shimshock on Facebook

Send tips to

The Daily Caller News Foundation is working hard to balance out the biased American media. For as little as $3, you can help us. Freedom of speech isn’t free. Make a one-time donation to support the quality, independent journalism of TheDCNF. We’re not dependent on commercial or political support and we do not accept any government funding.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact