Saturday, March 11, 2006


I found a neatly folded piece of paper in Big Red and when I opened it, I discovered that I held in my hands the decryption of a super secret classroom code.  Apparently the days of passing notes down the row of wooden desks from hand to hand without being detected by the watchful eyes of the teacher are long gone.  Kids today are too smart for that.  Kids today have an intricate code that consists of taps, knocks, kicks, snaps, clicks, chomps and stomps!

1 tap on desk = Hey

2 taps on desk = Waz up!?

3 taps on desk = (gets others attention)

4 taps = I need to pass a note to you (emergencies only!)

1 kick against desk = How R U?

2 kicks against desk = Fine, how R U?

3 kicks against desk = "I feel horrible"

4 kicks against desk = wicked!

2 kicks at once = Why?

1 snap = Hold on

2 snaps = I want pudding!

1 chomp = I itch

2 chomps = You suck!

1 click = No, You do!

1 stomp = Yes

2 stomps = No

3 stomps = Monkey!

4 stomps = Llama!

5 stomps = (Jane Doe)  is stupid!

6 stomps = I know

7 stomps = So do I.

I found myself shaking my head in amazement as I read over the code, wondering why I hadn't thought of such a code when I was in grade school.  It would have saved me a lot of standing in the corner, nose on blackboard and writing 'I will not pass notes in the class' 100 times.  I can't help but wonder though what Rocky and her little co-conspirators could possibly need a code word for 'monkey' or 'llama' for.

My favorite is 5 stomps.  I removed the real name because some of Rocky's friends moms actually read this journal and I would hate to start some kind of morse code war in her classroom because of this post. 


xomywayox said...

Jeez, now this makes me feel real stupid. Cause I didn't think of this either! We would get what they called "referrals" for such acts. And if you got three referrals, well get ready for The Paddling. Yea, they don't do that chit anymore. Have a great weekend.


sdoscher458 said...

Just goes to show how advanced our kids are, I have to admire their spirit..finding a way around the "rules" kinda is the mother of know think outside the box.....Sandi

sunnyside46 said...

we used to do sign language to each other.

tc01hm said...

Just caught up on your posts so all I can say is- 4 kicks against the desk!

bucky770 said...

HAHAHAHAHAH JO............... ROFL !


jckfrstross said...

LOL have a good weekend


mumma4evr said...

sounds like note passing would be quieter!

deslily said...

lol.. grade school has come a long way! lol..

gdireneoe said...

LOLOL  Too funny. ;)  C.

njmom72 said...

Wow, that's such an intricate system..sure wish I had thought of something like that when I was in school! LOL

~ Susan

debbi4873 said...

I remember when the teacher read one of my notes out ears are still red...these kids today, they got us beat by a mile.

am4039 said...

how funny we didn't have codes either, lol.  My 15 year old girl and her gf's still pass notes in class.

gdlywom said...

High-tech, high-def, Generation X kids.......that's what we're dealing with today.  Frightening, isn't it?!?  Anyway, I enjoyed this, and thanks for visiting my journal!  I will add you to my favorites so that I will visit you regularly. :-) LOL


princesssaurora said...

Damn... times have changed...

be well,