Quick Halloween story (a little late - I lost my beloved dog on Halloween).
I had a student who wasn't super bright. Nice kid, good heart, tried hard, just wasn't the sharpest crayon in the box. He kind of had a reputation for not being the smartest kid, and the other teachers knew it.
On Halloween, one of my colleagues was dressed up as a bee. He wore a black and yellow striped rugby shirt, big bug sunglasses, antennae, and wings. This kid, "Timmy," walked up to him and said, "Mr. M, what are you supposed to be?" Mr. M just looked at him and decided to go for making fun of the gullible kid. He said, "Timmy, I'm a lizard."
Timmy looked at him carefully and said, "That's funny."
He ran back to me and said, "Did you know Mr. M is dressed up as a lizard? The weird thing is that he looks just like a bee!"
Three years ago: They Can't Keep Employees? Really? What a Surprise!
Four years ago: Eating Lunch! Or not.