Just sitting laughing so hard I'm crying. Last year one of my 7th grade Spec Ed students (learning disabled) did something that caused him to lose recess. Now, you have to REALLY mess up for me to take away a recess..and right after I told him... "S___ , sorry. Your on the wall," and turned back to the white board, he yelled out..
"I invoke the right of Parlay!"
I thought, "What?" Turned around and he sat there with a huge smile on his face and said, "I invoke the right of Parlay." So I told him, if you can explain Parlay, you get your recess back.
"Well, Parlay is when your captured and they take you to the ship's captain, and they can't do anything to you cause you invoked the right of Parlay. I figured the class is like a ship and your like it's captain... so I invoke the right of Parlay.!"
Result: S_____ got his recess back, I was laughing my hiney off, and just grinned about that all day.
Oh yes, we now have a new class rule, "Only ONE Parlay can be utilized per student per year." This years one-time-only was invoked sometime in early Dec.