5 thoughts on “School Snippets #5

  1. Skye says:

    I think they are great! (well, mostly. .. ) A cheap fad! Hooray for parents! Hooray for teachers who don’t have kids crying when they lose one/have one stolen/break one etc.

  2. bd says:

    How about BeyBlades? Yu-Gi-Oh cards? It seems as though there are legions of children’s marketers just ready to slide their newest fad-in-waiting into the stream of popular consciousness…only now it’s not enough just having a Saturday morning cartoon tie-in and Happy Meal toys. There must be feature films, video games, facebook pages, Web sites, addictive online social gaming communities…. These bracelets seem refreshingly slinkyesque (or, perhaps, frisbeean) in their simplicity and Skye, I think you hit the nail on the head. Hooray from me, too!

  3. Krista says:

    I have to admit, I kinda like them. I haven’t seen much arguing over them, although I have confiscated a few (and joked that I’ll easily be able to start my own collection if they forget to ask for them back at the appropriate time). So far they’ve been far less annoying than the tech decks in my room. I think I like a fad that gives grade 6 boys common interests with, well, the whole school.

  4. Bev says:

    Did you know that jelly bracelets started a long time ago with the black plastic rings used in – what? plumbing, I think. Kids got the ideas they could wear them, so they started doing so, and someone quickly noticed that they could be duplicated in colours and undoubtedly be even more popular… So coloured rings were born. Note: coloured rings (made of something different and cheaper) are not suitable as plumbing gaskets.

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