My youngest son asked if he could get a dead dove he had found to take to school for morning "science time" the next day.
The next day I noticed the bird again, where it was not supposed to be.
"Why is there a dead bird on your desk while you are taking your spelling test?" I asked. I assumed he thought that was all right because it was frozen, but that was not acceptable at all. I enjoy science, but dead birds on students' desks during spelling tests is not what I consider to be conducive to a good academic atmosphere, or any atmosphere for that matter.
He gave me a strange look, like having dead birds on one's desk during school was just a normal everyday occurrence. I tried again, "I know it is frozen, but it's going to start stinking. Please put it outside after you've finished your test."
Closing thoughts: Yay for teaching. Yay for science. Yay for little boys.