It's the last week of school, and students are completely out of control. Doing some storytelling today at a high school I was reminded of a tradition that most schools follow this time of the year, and I thought I'd share.
As the last week progresses, the letters don't only help remind people that school is almost over, but they also have the added bonus of leaving increasingly less space on the board for useful school work. For this reason, students usually try to make the letters as big as possible, to slowly push the teachers out of business.
(Note: This really works a lot easier in a school system where a class owns the classroom, and the teachers are the ones moving around.)
I honestly don't know how the rising popularity of digital boards will affect this tradition.