First musing: Parents, please do not send your young students to school with expensive electronics. I received an email last night from a mom whose daughter apparently brought in a 400$ FitBit thing, apparently wanting to wear it because it was a pretty trendy purple bracelet thing... and the student of course lost it. And no, I haven't seen it. Second musing: No-talking time is wonderful. Today was a rainy day full of indoor recesses and overly chatty children. I generally reserve no-talking for tests only, but this afternoon I still kept it up for a good half-hour after a test as the students delved into other projects. After I released the voices, the kids were all the calmer.