What’s in a classroom?
OVERHEARD IN HOLDEN HALL: “Mr Alford, is pink lemonade REALLY made from pink lemons?
So there I was…(so many of my stories start that way)
I was looking at my classroom. Which is a pretty typical activity for me between when the coffee goes in, and when the coffee KICKS in.
And it struck me: Man, I have some WEIRD stuff in my classroom! Stuff that I have accumulated over the years. Stuff like swords, and books, and a fake bird, and a basketball hoop, and fake money, and real shells, and really, just WEIRD stuff! I mean, okay I get some of it. Classes gotta have STUFF, right? Math classses need math stuff, history classes need old stuff, science classes need explosive stuff, I GET it.
But childrens’ books? Puppets? Tubas? I mean, tubas not in a MUSIC class?
Teachers are a weird lot, and hey tend to collect weird stuff. So I went of in search of teacher-weird stuff. After some exhaustive research (I walked around school during a free dot) and some serious consultations (asked students what was weird in classrooms), I put together a picture show of Gould-weirdness (from now on known as “Gouierdness”- my new favorite word with four vowels in a row in it). Here are some of my pictures: Can you guess the classroom?
Right. Goueirdness. Which reminds me: Some of my other favorite 4-vowels-in-a-row words?
And the special runner-up to Goueirdness? Gooiest.
Finally: Wouldn’t this make a great sentence? An obsequious Hawaiian was queuing in his Sequoia while listing onomatopoeia.