Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Altogether now, LATBG!
Instead of Good, or Excellent, Brian's teacher wrote "Yow!" when he got full marks for his spelling test. I had to laugh when I saw that. And Brian said another time, as Mr, I'll refer to him as Mr Smith here, was returning his spelling test which had no mistakes, he said, "Brian, you're a beast!"
He also has this comments/suggestions box where students can write in their suggestions about anything (and it can be anonymous); he reads these out during snack-time. Once he read, "Dear Mr Smith, I'm so sorry you don't have hair. Can I get you a wig?" Obviously, he made it up. Yes, he's bald.
And when he wants the class to listen up, he goes, "Look at the bald guy." Even more effective, he now goes, "LATBG!" and the whole class replies in unison, "LOOK AT THE BALD GUY!"
At the parent-teacher conference last month, he told me his nickname for Brian was Big B. I think Big B's gonna have a great time this year with TBG.