About a month ago a girl in my class had about 30 jelly bracelets up and down her arms. They weren't normal jelly bracelets though. They were bumpy and rigid on the edges. A few days later another kid came to class wearing them, and by the end of the week, all twenty two of my kids had these all over their arms. These things have caught on like wildfire, and apparently it's not just at my school, it's all over. Several schools have banned them, as they can be major distraction to kids. I don't mind them, as long as they aren't being played with or traded when the kids are supposed to be working or listening. They know the rules, and they know that they become mine when I see this happening...which means that I am now up to 10 silly bandz of my own!
It's sort of a joke now though. They want to trade with me and some have even given me their duplicates they don't want. I am competing with a another teacher to have the most by the last day of school. In other words, I have totally fallen into the silly bandz craziness!
Have you seen kids in your area wearing these silly things? I only wish I had invented them! I'm sure the manufacturer is making millions right now!