Fidget Spinners. I first heard of them through here, so I looked them up and thought wonder how long will it take to get here. Well their here!!!!
I am on a high school campus thus I have some big boy equipment in the AG shop. Well, a Little Darling came in with a red mark on his forearm. When I asked him about it this is his story.....
LD: Well, you know those fidget spinners?
ME: Yeah, just recently.
LD: We were out in the shop and used a Air hose to get it going as fast as we could. Then I touched it to my arm. Now it hurts when I put my sleeve on it or (waving his arm in the air)when I do this.
I just shook my head and covered the area with a bandage. Sometimes, it takes so much to not be a smart butt.
15 more days...........
I get a lot of business from our Ag and shop classes. The creativity used to get the fidget spinner airborne...you gotta admire it....
If only the kids' intellects and imaginations could be used for good instead of evil...
Yes, Ag and Auto Mechanics can keep you busy. This brought back a memory from a few years back. Shortly after the 2nd semester started, they had put some athletic boys out in the AG shop who were not going to participating in spring sports. I had a Little Darling come in with 2 (remember this number) perfect circular wounds on the palm of his hand. When I asked what he had done, he told me he was attempting to use a drill to drill through a glove and not hit his hand. WHAT!? No only did you fail the first time, you had to try a second time just to confirm you findings? REALLY!!!!!
I wrote up the accident/incident report and took it to the principal and recommended LD be pulled from the class ASAP!!!!
Our district is working on banning them, which I have mixed feelings about but I have had quite a few spinner injuries already.
I worked at Urgent Care last night...the kids are bringing them in there too. I'm seeing them frequently in our cafeteria at school. It's the next bottle flipping fad.
I was at the local trade days this weekend and they had them. Even the light up ones. I wondered how inexpensive they were since the were popping up fast.
They have kiosks for them in the shopping malls now. Yep, they are the latest fad and not very expensive. Five Below sells them for $5.
I am not a fan. Several of them going in plain sight while trying to teach a class is very distracting. If they are used properly as a fidget device, I shouldn't be seeing them out and about.
I'd take those damn spinners today over my other calls I've had to make. Two kiddos sent home with medical referrals for the most feared "sport" in P.E. class... Dodge ball. One possible retina injury and one possible minor concussion/clavicle fx. (But we aren't real nurses.)
Our school has banned them, just as my youngest got his, thanks MrsNurse. He brings it to school to prove he has it. Really? Unfortunately, it wasn't confiscated. The peace is palpable without them here.
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