In this Voices Inside Schools essay, Hannah Katch and Jane Katch reflect on gender roles and how they are enacted in the classroom. When Timothy, a student in Jane's kindergarten class, refuses to count himself as one of the boys during a math lesson,Jane begins a conversation about social constructions of gender with her daughter,Hannah. Writing in separate voices, Jane, whose narrative appears in plain text, and Hannah, whose narrative appears in italics, raise critical questions about the rigidity of gender roles and the importance of discussing gender with young children.

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