Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Total Toothless Triumph


I teach 8 sessions each day to
24 different classes each week.
There are about 24 children in each class.
Each child has approximately 20 baby teeth to lose.

Apparently, all 20 of these teeth must fall out
DURING. MY. CLASS.

Exhibit A: The Loose Tooth

Even the sturdiest tooth must at once become dislodged upon entering the music room. Think not of musical agendas, of thoughtfully prepared lesson plans, of challenging listening exercises.

No, no. One must develop a strategy to remove said tooth to the entertainment, awe, and complete distraction of one's classmates.

Mere twisting and turning will not suffice. Instead, a complete smorgasbord of sound must accompany the tooth extraction.

Peers will dance with delight until the dainty, deciduous denticle is in hand.

Exhibit B: The Missing Tooth

Note the joy now found in this smirking subject.

The hollow of happiness. The cavity of contentment.

Total. Toothless. Triumph.

One down.
Only 575 more to go.


2 comments:

*~Christine~* said...

Came across your blog. Looks very encouraging and lively! I like it!

http://thesilverlining122.blogspot.com/

Allikaye's Mama said...

Blech! I like you do not enjoy loose teeth. They give me the willies! hehe