Friday, August 1, 2014

Wednesday Words: Miss Norton


Miss Norton was a top-notch teacher with a stellar reputation.  Some students thought she had a pair of eyes in the back of her head, since she could nail the offender.  But this one?

Almost crazed by this unknown kid, Miss Norton was always blindsided by this unknown marksman.  And this sharpshooter was no imbecile: He KNEW when to spit a wad of paper at her.

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Metaphor for football
But Miss Norton was no imbecile either.  She knew the direction and side of the room.  She knew the students in that row.  And she had seen the children on the playground.  And she had one kid picked out.

Getting a stack of black construction paper, she dipped one in India black indelible ink (non-toxic) to hand out to the kid she thought was lobbing spit wads at her. She wore a white blouse on the black construction paper day.

She turned her back to write on the board, and sure enough, she felt the wet glob.

Pulling the loose blouse to see the wad, sure enough, there was the indelible ink mark.

All the class snickered and laughed.  Only one had ink stained teeth, the one sniper.  Hah! Gotcha!


I could not figure out to delete or remove the dance movie trailer.  Just close your eyes, okay?


I had two boys who were the sharpshooters in my class.  I caught them both.
Also, The Christmas Story clip with Miss Shields above really has nothing at all to do with anything, but I love the movie and particularly Miss Shields.  She and Miss Norton would have been best friends.

Every Wednesday, Delores from Under the Porch Light provides Wednesday Word participants with six interesting words.  Then we all set our brains afire, trying to work around this challenge.  The words are bold and underlined above.  Click on the lonely train tracks above to access her site!

17 comments:

  1. A smart way to catch the culprit indeed

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    1. The real Miss (Mrs.) Norton had taught for so many years that she had a Zedi sense about her.

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  2. She lost a blouse in the process though.

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    1. Perhaps she could dip it in the India ink?

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  3. Creating her own evidence, creative!

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    1. She had caught many other students through her teaching career.

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  4. Sounds like a smart teacher. :)

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    1. The real Mrs. Norton was an outstanding teacher. I can still hear her laughter.

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  5. The Miss Nortons of this world rule. Or should - because the world would be a better place.

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    1. She definitely made my world a better place, God Bless Her.

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  6. You've used the words well to show us a real character. Should be more Miss Nortons in this world.

    Denise

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  7. Eeuuuwww!! Spitwads!
    That's something the kids in our schools never did.
    They did soak bits of blotting paper in the inkwells and flick them off their rulers at the ceiling.
    great use of the words!

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    1. Rulers would gain more distance--good idea.

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  8. I love the wonderful story you created using Wednesday Words! Sounds like you were just as clever as Miss Norton!

    Julie

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    1. No, Mrs. Norton was amazingly clever. I loved her dearly.

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  9. What a delightful story! A great use of the Wednesday words!

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