The 5th graders were working on some internet typing games today. What's funny is that they are through the BBC, so not only do all the games feature a British accent, but the kids get to spell words like "colour" and "favourite." I wonder if they even notice the difference.
In the back room of the elementary library they had a 3" tall, super-detailed statue of Dobby the House Elf from the Harry Potter movies. I'll try to get a picture of it tomorrow.
In the high school, they were putting on a school talent show at the end of the day. Most of the "acts" consisted of kids singing badly to modern pop songs. One boy actually put on a magic act, interwoven with a mild comedy act. He was, by far my favorite... if only because he had the guts to do something so different.
At the end of the show, while the judges were tallying their scores, all of the kids who performed went on stage to sing Don't Stop Believing, by Journey. It ended with the entire school belting out the song along with those on stage.
Lastly, can anyone tell me if the American Chiller and Michigan Chiller books by Johnathan Rand are as super-popular elsewhere in the country as they are here?