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.
|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.
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