Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 10:37 AM.

This went on for a few days…

I was in my college classroom teaching my students about measurement conversions.  We were converting from hectometers to decimeters and millimeters to decameters – moving the decimal from left to right and right to left.

“King Henry Died Monday Drinking Chocolate Milk” was written on the board.  The mnemonic gives the students a funny and memorable way to keep the prefixes straight.

As we were jumping the decimals around and converting within the metric system, I turned around and noticed that a student had a peculiar cloud of smoke coming from her head.

I thought to myself, “That girl is on fire.”

It shook me up…

Had all of the thoughts of fire gone to my head?  By the expression on my face, I was asking, “What in the world is going on?”



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