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Teacher-Moms, on the edge…

Is it vandalism if it’s done in the name of Girl Scouting?

 

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My girlfriends and I have regular get togethers where I have a legitimate excuse to make crafts from Pinterest  and share the coolest things I read about on the internet.   Oh, and I like their daughters too – BONUS!  Just kidding,  I really enjoy being a non-traditional leader that guides young minds into thinking what I think is cool.

 

Not tooting my own horn, but I’m a pretty cool Girl Scout leader.  I don’t conform to the script or follow any of thetoot toot rules (shocker), but the teacher in me can bust out WAY better activities and crafts than the cookie cutter stuff corporate pumps out and charges too much for (did you see what I did there?)  Every time we meet I think that meeting was the best meeting and this one did not disappoint!

 

 

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We talked about sundials and calendars.  I covered everything from vocabulary perpet calento history, math to science (Because that ‘s how a seasoned teacher that has honed the art of a 47 minute lesson rolls).  The girls told time by the sun, found the day of the week for any date,  constructed dodecahedron desk calendars, and even made their very own perpetual calendars.  (We had already made sundial watches but we talked about them again!)

 

Everything was great!  The mom’s had fun, the girls made stuff, and everyone went home smarter.  I was even secretly proud of the fact that I had provided the neighborhood kids with a springboard in which to get off their butts and their gadgets and get outside.

 

That was until my husband called me a vandal.  I think that’s pretty strong language, I mean I didn’t have any bad words and there wasn’t a wall in sight, but apparently painting on the street is frowned upon (he has been the only frowner – I haven’t heard any other complaints).  He even bought graffiti remover and a special brush.  I’m pretty sad about having to clean it up because it was done in the name of education, but lucky me it’s been windy and rainy and he leaves when it’s dark and comes home when it’s dark.  I figure I have until next Sunday to enjoy it.

 

So today’s lesson kids:  beauty and knowledge are only paper deep and spray paint is the gateway medium to the thug life.

 

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15 comments on “Is it vandalism if it’s done in the name of Girl Scouting?

  1. boorat
    April 23, 2014

    I love your quadratic formula!

  2. Kevil
    April 23, 2014

    Thanks boorat! If I were a vandal I would TOTALLY be a nerdy one and spray paint formulas and math and science stuff every where 😉 I used to randomly pass out formula charts and then I got the math and science department to award extra points to the kids that held on to them instead of throwing them away 😀

    • boorat
      April 23, 2014

      That’s awesome! I would do like you said, and write formulas. I would also paint all kinds of mathematical jokes and things!!!

      • Kevil
        April 23, 2014

        We probably shouldn’t hang out together, we’d get our asymptotes in a sling and not be able to function…pah dum pum! 😀

        FYI: best bumper sticker ever: Holy Shift! Look at the asymptote on that mother function!

      • boorat
        April 23, 2014

        I believe that the root of the problem is that we shouldn’t we discriminant towards eachother.

      • boorat
        April 23, 2014

        *sorry for the typo* it should be “we shouldn’t be so discriminant towards each other” —That’s better!

      • Kevil
        April 24, 2014

        pahahahaha! You just moved up on my Christmas list! 😀

      • boorat
        April 23, 2014

        And that does sound like the best bumper sticker ever! Do you own said sticker?

      • Kevil
        April 24, 2014

        I do! I had it hanging up in my classroom! Now it’s in one of 52 boxes in my attic where I hide my teacher hoarding affliction. I’m at an alternative school now, so it’s very institutional-y…no fun or humor…

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