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Confused Substitute Teacher Summarizes MORE Classic Literature

By Jon_SkindzierJune 3, 2010
Oh no! Who is that substitute teacher at the front of the room, paging frantically through a teacher's manual and spilling his bag of Cheetos everywhere? Could it be the very same substitute who misses the point of all literature, ever, and is... More  →
Confused Substitute Teacher Summarizes MORE Classic Literature

What Your Not-So-Favorite Teachers Are Doing this Summer

By Ashley SpencerJune 3, 2010
It’s been a long year—not just for you, but for your teachers. Ms. Bishop deserves a break; she didn't say anything, but she knows you stuck your earwax-covered fingertips into her coffee mug when she left the room. You know who else deserves some time... More  →
What Your Not-So-Favorite Teachers Are Doing this Summer

Tips for Surviving Without Parents

By ContributorJune 3, 2010
We're so jealous! Our parents never left us home alone when we were teenagers. Unlike klylxy, we probably would have done something horrible, like emptied out all the sock drawers and opened the bird cage door. The world will never know.... More  →
Tips for Surviving Without Parents

A N00b's Disney Adventure: Tarzan

By ContributorJune 3, 2010
flunkybed had never seen a Disney movie when she sat down to watch The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast and blog about it for us. This is the fifth post in her amazing series. —Sparkitors Before I... More  →
A N00b's Disney Adventure: Tarzan

Marching Band 101

By ContributorJune 3, 2010
Thanks for another great post on marching band, Katiejump5!— Sparkitors To all those who have considered joining a marching band, I'm here to provide you with valuable insider information in the... More  →
Marching Band 101

An Amazement of Collective Nouns

By Lucy HutchinsonJune 3, 2010
Collective nouns are fun. Did you know that a group of students is called a "class"? Yeah, so did we. Here are some better collective nouns we made up for groups of people you might encounter throughout your day: A burden of siblings drink all the... More  →
An Amazement of Collective Nouns

Hints That People Don't Like Your Friend

By Robert IsenbergJune 3, 2010
How do you know people don't like your friend? Oh, I don't know, how about the fact that... Your mom can never remember your friend's name. She even guesses. "Oh, is your friend... uh... Tasha coming over?" Your friend's name is not Tasha. It's Kate. Your Ddd... More  →
Hints That People Don't Like Your Friend

Auntie SparkNotes: When Your Ex Dates Your Friend and You Cry

By kat_rosenfieldJune 3, 2010
Before we get to today's column, Auntie has a very special surprise for you: Updates! From past letter-writers! HOORAY! - The girl who was intimidated by her crush's ex-girlfriend reports that she yanked up her confidence pants and asked her crush to the prom...... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: When Your Ex Dates Your Friend and You Cry

Guide to NOT Getting a Summer Job

By ChrisFauxRealJune 3, 2010
Your first summer job is a rite of passage, just like the first time you throw up on a roller coaster. Unfortunately, working at the local Smoothie Shack during the sunniest season of the year isn't nearly as fun as barfing on a high-speed vehicle... More  →
Guide to NOT Getting a Summer Job

How to Deal With Backward Culture Shock

By ContributorJune 3, 2010
blacktophat is quite the jet-setting Sparkler. We wonder if her parents are international spies... —Sparkitors Culture Shock is when you go somewhere away from home, and the sudden wave of newness overwhelms you. Well, sometimes all those things you’ve missed and longed for can overwhelm... More  →
How to Deal With Backward Culture Shock