I started my new job at the high school today. We did a good warm-up where I told the kids that everyone is strange, and asked them to tell me something strange about themselves. We talked about “strange” and “unusual” and I started by telling them that I think soda is disgusting, I never drink Coke.
Then I asked the class to each tell me their English name, and something odd about themselves. They really got into it, one girl told me she likes to eat baby food, a boy said he likes to hide in the bathroom so his parents won’t give him chores, another said she hates to watch TV, and so forth. It’s a rocking icebreaker, it got everyone talking.
One girl, who has that haircut that Stick and I call “the window”, told me her name. Then she grinned and lifted her bangs to show where she’d accidentally shaved off half an eyebrow.
I wanted to ask her if she’d had an accident in Transfiguration class.