Tie Tying Contest

Deborah’s challenge this week is to work on our glamour as part of our effort to make a “New You.”  I’m working on generosity, too, part of my work with Jupiter/Tzadqiel, and so I held a tie-tying contest for my seventh grade guy students today.  We met at 8:00 am and I taught the four-in-hand knot (which is a good kids’ knot to start on).

I taught the knot a few times, and then we had a contest.  One kid declared himself the winner, but then his tie promptly fell apart — he’d not tied it properly. Another kid got it fast enough, and won a tie from me — black, with brown and green palm trees and an orange tiger that had belonged to my dad, from Paul Stuart in New York.  All in all, a very successful competition.  I don’t consider this my entry into the glamour entry this week, but it’s a quick look into my classroom.

2 comments

  1. This is an adorable story.

    When I went to Grammar school we were just supposed to know how to tie a tie. Actually we got detention it if wasn’t correct.

    Presumably you’re graduating them to the half-windsor? That’s the one they’ll need for job interviews.

    Odd side note, I took my little brother to Windsor Castle today. After years of private school, we were tie-less. 🙂

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