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On needing a higher dosage

<During a fake Ceremony of Twelve today, the students received “pills” (Altoids) for their “Stirrings.”>
“Miss! The pill isn’t working! I think I need another one!” 18 more words

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On chapstick and pop culture

<Girl student drops her EOS lip balm on the floor.>
“It’s Pokemon!”
“Pikachu! I choose you!”
“Very funny guys, now someone pick it up.”
<Boy student picks it up and promptly throws it again.> 76 more words

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On Wishbone

“So, to give you an idea of the pieces of the story before we read them, we’re going to be watching clips of Wishbone-”
“The little dog? 29 more words

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On "The Stirrings"

It’s that time of year again, where we read about sexual feelings in The Giver, and my kids dissolve into giggles. Last year was pretty good, but this year’s sound bites were, too. 218 more words

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On an everyday superhero.

<Student and I walk out of the building toward my portable together. Maintenance men startle us both by hammering on the roof.>
<Student shoves me behind him, away from the noise.> 98 more words

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On spelling quizzes and such

“Number two is ‘October,’ like the month.”
“Octubre?”
“Nooooo, October.”
“Son la misma, Miss.”
“Noooo, hijole! They’re different! October is spelled with an ‘O’ and Octubre is spelled with a ‘U’!” 60 more words

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On hands.

“How did you pick all 19 of those highlighters up at once? I can only hold like, 10 at once!”
“I don’t want to tell you.” 47 more words

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