Something strange occurred to me today: I can't remember the last time I took a note from a kid. I used to pick them up all the time from kids who were writing each other instead of doing math. If they're texting during class, they're pretty good at it. Being caught with a cell phone in my school is an automatic 5 demerits, so the kids are pretty careful. (Of course, what goes on in the bathrooms is probably a different story.) And we've gotten pretty good at detecting who is texting without looking. But I don't think I've picked up a single note all year!