Teachers, you have our sympathy.
The week of Halloween is a difficult time week to keep kids focused on learning. And this week, many teachers told us, there was one extra element making their students act a little crazy: the full moon.
A couple years ago, I was at Congress Elementary school in Grand Rapids. I spent a lot of time there, so I knew the principal Bridget Cheney and the teachers fairly well. At least, I thought I did.
So, one day, it seemed things were a bit off in the building. The kids were just – let’s say squirrelly.
I was talking to Cheney about that. And she said one of the reasons kids were acting weird: a full moon was coming.
I thought it was a joke.