Today was "No Electricity Day", or "Candle Day". Each student was allowed to bring a candle and have it at his or her desk. We also had a rule: If anything catches on fire, your candle is gone for the rest of the day. Needless to say, by 9:05 a.m. the principal had already had to talk to someone who lost their candle for the day. It's especially difficult when that someone is the teacher's own child. Other than that, no other mishaps occurred.
Here we are during our Biblical Ethics and Anabaptist History class. I asked them to bring their candles to the coffee table as it was a dark day and I had to read.
And here they are with their candles at their desks.
And here is what you can do with pens, your English paper, and brass brads when all of your work for the day is finished and you had your candle taken away.