Kids, especially middle school kids, are always making strange noises. They suck their teeth, they hum, they make clicking and licking and slurping sounds just to be gross. They tap things – their pens, pencils, knuckles, fingers, notebooks, backpack straps, you name it, it can make noise. It’s a cacophony of sounds on any given day. Today, I’d just about had it with all that rapping and banging and tapping and smacking, so I stood in the back of the classroom and brawcawed like a chicken (and I make a very realistic chicken if I do say so myself). They didn’t even notice, which made it all the funnier for me.