Now for a very special teaching moment of the week brought to you by Breezy Pink Daisies :)
It was brought to my attention that a (green) thumbtack was placed right on the bench by a certain student's locker, let's call him Evan, who another student often likes to tease. Now, this would be a pretty serious matter, placing a thumbtack so that someone would sit on it, so I wanted to get to the bottom of this.
Evan sometimes collects colorful classroom treasures, so I talked with him first.
Me: Evan, did you take a thumbtack from my room to PE class?
Me: Hm, okay. What color was the thumbtack you took from my room?
Evan: It. Was. green.