My students this year are fantastic. There are those among them that I worry about but by and large they are an easy-to-teach bunch of kids. There are some quirky ones that stand out . . . in a good way.
One of them is a huge fan of KISS. Yup, the rock band with the face makeup and all. He loves KISS. Every free write he does is about KISS. I have poems about KISS now and let me tell you, you haven’t really lived until you’ve read a haiku about KISS.
Yesterday, he came up to me at the end of the day, all 9 year old seriousness. He had something shoved under his shirt and asked me to guess what he got for his birthday. Well, I couldn’t guess and so he pulled them out . . . KISS deodorant and cologne.
Ahhhhhh, I thought. That was that pleasant odor that would waft through the classroom periodically today. He was over the moon about it. Cute kid. Wonder what he’ll be for Halloween! I guess I can only hope that he’s not Gene Simmons and doesn’t stick his tongue out at me while he’s “in character.”