Last month when our guidance counselor pulled out a bottle of it in our classroom I nearly fainted, no exaggeration necessary. I took a few cleansing breaths and clamped my mouth shut so that I wouldn't scream out, "NNNOOOOOOOO!!!!"
She began her lesson, and it was pure genius. There is no way around it, it truly was genius with the glitter and all.
The words EPIC FAIL have never been more true. Of course there was glitter everywhere! Not only were students not able to get it off of their hands, but in the process of trying they got it on their desks, their clothes, in their hair, on the floor, and pretty much everywhere else imaginable.
Then came the lesson portion. Our counselor asked the students to look around at all the glitter and talked about how the glitter is like a rumor, and once you begin to spread it you can never really get it back.
My students moved on with their day, glitter still everywhere, but somehow I didn't mind it too much. Who am I kidding? I most certainly did mind it, but I broke out the lint roller and all was well with the world!