MSM 462: Hokie Pokie School Entry


Due to the quarantine, I’ll only be telling inside jokes. 

I don’t want to brag, but I finished a jigsaw puzzle in a week. It said  “2-4 years” on the box. 

What do you call a group of men waiting for a haircut?

  • A barbercue.

My landlord wants to talk to me about how high my heating bill is. 

  • I told him “my door is always open”

An elderly couple was in church. The wife turns to her husband and whispers, “I’ve just let out one of those silent farts, what do I do”?

The husband replied, “Change the battery in your hearing aid”. 

A priest, a minister, and a rabbit walk into a blood bank. 

  • The rabbit says, “I think I might be a type o”.

I told my wife to she should embrace her mistakes.

  • She gave me a hug. 

I dig

You dig

He digs

She digs

We dig

They dig. 

*It’s not a long poem, but it is deep. 

A friend went to a for a job interview. He was offered a glass of water. He filled it until it overflowed a bit. 

The interviewer asked if he was nervous. 

He replied “Nope, I always give 110%. 

As part of the interview, he was told that at the start, he would earn $35,000: later that would increase to $55,000. 

He said, “Ok, I’ll come back later”. 

I’m really looking forward to 2033. That will be the beginnings of the quaranteens. 

I bought my friends an elephant for their room. 

They said “Thanks”. 

I said, “Don’t mention it”. 

My friend keeps saying “cheer up man, it could be worse. You could be stuck underground in a hole full of water.

  • I know he means well. 

Finland has closed their borders. 

  • No one will be crossing the Finnish line. 

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

Middle School Science Minute: Unique or Identical

I was recently reading the March, 2020 issue of “The Science Teacher,” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. 

 In this issue, I read the Focus on Physics column “Being Unique or Being Identical,”  written by Paul G. Hewitt.

He discusses the Macro World and the SubAtomic World.  Being unique is common in the Macro World.  Being identical is common in the SubAtomic World.  He then goes on to use leaves, faces and ladybugs as examples.

Reports from the Front Lines

  • Mass Technology Rollouts.  
    • Meeting Middle Schoolers Needs
  • Planning for next year
  • Ideas for holding a Zoom (or other App) COVID-19 Scavenger Hunt!  

The Twitterverse

Typical EduCelebrity

I recommend students read their online textbooks with a yellow background to re-create the experience of using a highlighter to mark every word they see.

Michigan History Day

Be there or be square! Or watch the recording later, squares are cool. Live stream starts at 3!… #mihistoryday2020

Mark Ryan

Welcome back to school

Welcome back to school:  

Look for your host, Todd Bloch, to have a middle school topic all ready to go!  Make it a strategic part of your personal professional development.


Jim Henson on Making Puppets

Jim Henson and Muppeteers show kids how to make puppets from simple things like socks. This video aired on Public Television in 1969, prior to Sesame Street, on Iowa Public Television’s “Volume See” kids’ show. 

Click the Play button below to listen to the show!