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  1. Deborah 03/08/2016 at 11:14 am | | Reply

    Great post! You really captured the mood of a classroom that is always in flux. I love how you illustrate a child grappling with the desire to grow up vs. the security of the past. You handled the bug perfectly! I also loved the flying ant headed to the climax. Wonderful, playful finish!

  2. Freegriffa 03/08/2016 at 12:31 pm | | Reply

    You highlight the distractions and challenges you have to ride with or overcome or grit your teeth through as a middle school teacher. I enjoyed how you remind us readers that they are still children disguised in bigger, awkward bodies, wanting those purple crayons!

  3. Debbie Lynn 03/08/2016 at 1:20 pm | | Reply

    I truly enjoyed reading this. Your students are lucky to have a teacher that can roll with the punches and enjoy little moments with them.

  4. Glenda Funk 03/08/2016 at 5:23 pm | | Reply

    Even high school kids have those moments when they revert to child-like behavior. Today I told my AP kids I know I’m not really in charge, but they let me think I am. They took advantage.

    I taught junior high two years, and we had a rubber chicken as our class mascot. As you say, we have to go with the moment.

    Great slice.

    P.S. Please remove the spam filter.

  5. Ashley 03/08/2016 at 5:27 pm | | Reply

    Those “distraction” moments were some of my favorites when I was teaching. Thanks for reminding me of them!

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