Several businesses are very active in our community, and often give out certificates in school to help encourage students. If a student reads every day of the month, they get a free personal pan pizza, for example. (I know that's like a $3 coupon that makes our family buy $20 of pizza but it's fun for the kids and gets them excited about reading.)
I love that the businesses and school are working together for this, it's great. However, I got home and saw this on the shelf. Does anyone see anything wrong here?
That's Right! They are celebrating Dental Health by giving kids sugar! What in the world is going on?
That's like giving kids a free A on any assignment to celebrate 'Education Week', or giving them an ice cream coupon to celebrate National Health Week, or giving them ice cream for obesity awareness, or giving them ice cream for lactose intolerance day, or giving them ice cream in the winter, or giving them ice cream for just about anything. Let's just stop giving kids ice cream alright!
I was thinking of putting up a list of other things to NOT give children in schools, but I didn't want to get flagged as a terrorist.
So this year the snow days have been so ridiculous. I hate to say it without sounding old, but when I was in school... I lived in Canada.
If we had snow days every time it snowed, we'd never have a summer vacation. A snow day in Canada was when freezing rain made the roads a complete sheet of ice and it fell between 2:00 am and 6:00 am. Those were days you didn't leave the house. Now it seems like on snow days you can drive any car, with any kind of tires, just about anywhere and you'll be fine.
There was one day growing up when they said it was too cold for school. It honestly wasn't very well thought out. They decided after we were at school that we should go back home. So at lunch time we all went home. It was great for bus students, but for those of us who lived in town we were walking home in really cold weather. I remember spitting and watching it freeze before it hit the ground. It was cold, but oddly enough, we all made it home safely and no fingers were lost to frostbite. I sort of reminded me of the kid who licked the flag pole in the Christmas Story.
In fact I think that should be the determining factor. Before a superintendent can cancel school for it being cold, he/she should do the tongue on a flag pole test outside.
Math Problem: How do I evenly split a baker's dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts with a family of six?
Solution: By the time I get home, there's one for everyone.
From the Mind of Buffington
This is a section that just has random silly thoughts that come to me from time to time. It is not meant to be taken seriously.