Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"Whoo Whoo" Do You Love?

Yes, I know you've seen this recently. Despite my seventies owl nay-sayers (hello Valerie - sniff), I just wanted you to know how much joy this little fire trap has brought to the youngins in my class. Also, today the janitor was replacing my old paper towel dispenser. He was at the back of the classroom and I asked him if he could install a new pencil sharpener. "Where would you like it?" he asked. I pointed at our Fentex friend and said, "See that cute owl hanging? Just on the shelf below it." My $1.00 treasure made it possible for the janitor to determine where the pencil sharpener should go without either of us actually having to walk to the front of the classroom. Yes, it's a landmark in the making.

P.S. My student volunteer convinced me to leave the old industrial paper towel dispenser by the door for the garbage. He made some crack about me being on Hoarders as a senior and listening to me justify why I thought it would be a good idea to salvage it. I am feeling like I betrayed my vintage heart by tossing it. Still, he has a point. I'd be looking for the right size cheap grade paper towel that fits it for the rest of my life.


  1. I love you little owl, he is really cute. See he has already earned his place in your classroom!

  2. LOL honey, he's scary! Maybe I just had a traumatic event or something :)


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