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Monday, September 1, 2008

Half Goat????

I asked my seventh graders to spend two minutes walking around the room just observing and then write me three questions. I got asked about what the yarn was for (I'm going to teach the kids to knit while I read to them), where I got my awesome fountain (Smith and Edwards), what was the "head" with the slit in the top for (so I can "Put STUFF IN YOUR HEAD!"), and whyI had so many board games (I'm turning them into grammar games). But my favorite question was "Why is there a half goat hanging from your ceiling?" Then I realized that the kid was referring to Skippy who is CERTAINLY not a half goat, thank you! He's a gargoyle and he attempts to keep out evil spirits just like any other respectable gargoyle!!! Oh, and then somebody asked who the "guys" on the bulletin board were. I certainly have my work cut out for me...They're the Beatles in case the glare obscures them. The poster in the lower right hand corner is the IMAGINE memorial to John Lennon in Strawberry Fields in Central Park. We'll be taking students there this May.

Oh, they were also curious as to why I had Incredible Hulk Hands. I really had no answer other than they had screamed "TAKE ME TO SEVENTH GRADE!!!" from the Deseret Industries shelf. That will just have to do. You just never know when big green foamy hands that growl when you push the button are going to be exactly what you need to restore order.

And last but not least, they wondered about the guy with the orange hair hanging over by the Muppets poster. That's Beaker--endearing because of his charming lab coat, his can do attitude, and his unique limited vocabulary. Let the wild rumpus begin...Welcome back to School.


Laura said...

I'm still amazed when I hear about people (even 7th graders) who don't know who the Beatles are. What is this world coming to?!

Love the Hulk fists. They definitely scream, "Take me to 7th grade!"

Have a great school year. I wish I could be in your class again. I have great memories from my Freshman Literature class!

Ben, Rach, and Hebe said...

This is why I loved being in your class!!

I have told Samantha all about you....she wants to see a hair fight though (but may be to shy to ask)!!!!

Have a great school year!

Mad Hadder said...

Rachel! You didn't give any more details about the hair fight did you????? I was telling Samantha about James Dean when I figured out who she was. I shall take my photo album off the shelf tomorrow and show her pictures of you!

Ben, Rach, and Hebe said...

I did not give her any details of the hair fight...only that she was to tell you she wanted to see one.
She is such a great kid...I know she would get a great laugh out of it and then take it home and try it out on each one of the other kids individually.
Funny thing about Samantha and James Dean...I have a picture of her as a very little tyke standing in front of it in my room. I will have to dig it up and send it to you.

David and Shelly said...

"The guy with the orange hair"? That is almost as insulting as not knowing who the Beatles are.
You teach kids to fight with hair??
J/K, I know what that means and your just silly.

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  • Me 'n Steve
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  • James Herriott's vet books
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Travels with Charley
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • Peace Like a River
  • The Egg and I
  • Mary Poppins
  • Extremly Loud Incredibly Close
  • How Green Was my Valley