Did you know the kids today use the word geekin to mean a tattletale? In mentoring middle schoolers last week we did a lesson on standard language versus vernacular. My student made up a quiz for me that included the phraseWhat it do?. That one's a favorite. Rolls right off my tongue, although I'm sure I haven't quite got the definition yet.
At the end of mentoring each week, we all get together in the cafeteria and give each other Shout Outs. Although it's not a Tuesday evening, I'd like to do just that now:
A pioneer blogger appears to be back. BluishOrange isn't as colorful as she used to be, but her writing is still and always right vibrant. She took a number of months away from the computer while her comments ran rampant. Luckily, the real Alison stood up:
Also making a return after the sudden loss of his father, The Gurgling Cod is back with a moving tribute to his dad: