Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Candy bars and soda pop

Candy bars and soda pop are great motivators for 7th, 8th and 9th grade kids.  Especially when you want them to talk.

It is a truism that neurons that fire together, wire together.  7th-through-9th graders readily open their mouths for sweets.  Noise spills out of there mouths when the mouths are open.  Some of that noise is recognizable as words, sentences and coherent thoughts.  No guarantees...just sometimes.  Neurons that.....

Twenty years ago Snickers bars and Reese's Cups were the candy bars of choice and Mountain Dew was the 7th-through-9th grader's tipple of choice.

Today they prefer Twix, Kit-Kats and Pepsi.  I have no reasons for why it changed although I do remember Mountain Dew as having AWESOME commercials "back in the day".

1 comment:

  1. Fads change, generation to generation... Back in 'my' day, it was Moon Pies and RC Colas.


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