The voting for “Most Influential on American History” commenced on Friday. Some of the kids were a bit silly about it (Miley Cyrus … no.) but most took it seriously and came up with good arguments. First block wound up in a tie between Martin Luther King Jr and … Jesus. I was supposed to cast the deciding vote, but I told them I was afraid I’d be “smote” and that we’d just leave it a tie.
Second block went the more conventional route in choosing Thomas Paine. The kids cast their votes on little slips of paper they dropped into my George Washington hat. I read the votes aloud while a student tallied them on the board, leading to this little nugget…
“A vote for Thomas Paine”
“Oh no, no, no, no, no, children. Thomas Paine is not gonna buy you a drank.”
a moment of dead silence, then…
*full out laughter*
Mrs. B, out!
(Silly Bandz update: A very cool male junior has a silly bandz (band?) shaped like a McDonalds carton with fries sticking out which is, “like, so cute Mrs. B!” I’m sure they’re all scouring the Walgreens shelves this three day weekend.)