My grade level team sends home a book or 2 each month with every one of our students. In December, we sent The Gingerbread Man.
Today I read another version of that story.
What happened next:
"Mrs. M.! You gave us that book only another one and on the back is a recipe and you can make a real gingerbread man. Only you hafta watch out 'cause they are made to run. So you gotta cut off the legs before you put him in the oven!"
The other kids nodded, wide-eyed and completely serious.
And that, my friends, is why teaching first grade it the best job ever.