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Self-Esteem Builder

Mystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.

 

Puzzle ID:#29633
Fun:*** (3.09)
Difficulty:** (1.31)
Category:Mystery
Submitted By:iteachkidsAus***

 

 

 



As the school year was progressing, a teacher was distressed that more and more of her students were beginning to tease and make fun of one another. She decided to do something about it. When they returned to the classroom after Spring Break, they saw a mirror on the wall with a sign next to it.
When one of the students came to her crying about the names she had been called at recess, she sent the girl to the mirror with these directions: Read that sign quietly to yourself. Repeat it over and over, gradually running the sounds together. Each time, look at yourself in the mirror. Soon you will be smiling.
Sure enough, when the student followed these directions, she came away smiling.
Each time a student would come to the teacher feeling low, she would give them the same directions. Sometimes they would have difficulty, so she would go over to read the sign with them. Eventually, each one would come away smiling.
This is what the sign said: I.Y.Q.Y.Q.R.

Why did this little exercise help her students feel better about themselves?


Hint

When read correctly, the message may sound like it is being said with a speech impediment.
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Comments

zonahoboAus*
Apr 09, 2006

First teaser! Yay! .. I really liked this heart warming story and I'm sure it was a great encouragement to the little ones. Nice one Iteach!
OldChinaHand**
Apr 09, 2006

This was really a nice little story, a good break from brain busters. Thanks.
xdbtcpAus*
Apr 09, 2006

I got the 'I like you' but not sure what 'like you are' means.....
Vigo95Aus*
Apr 09, 2006

that was really nice . it brought a smile and almost a tear . thanks teach !
twixy*
Apr 09, 2006

so cute!
Punk_RockerAus*
Apr 09, 2006

Cute! It's a great teaser, easy, but really good! Keep it up!
zonarita*us*
Apr 09, 2006

You 'should be' teaching kids with such a great attitude.
This was a super teaser, and fun. Great start!!! I expect to see more wonderful teasers from you.
iteachkidsAus*
Apr 10, 2006

Thank you, EVERYONE, for your encouraging words!!!
Xdbtcp, "...like you are" means "...just as you are."
I LIKE YOU (ALL) JUST AS YOU ARE!!!
bookwyrm1216Aus*
Apr 10, 2006

aww, how cute...it sure made me smile
fem81uken*
Apr 11, 2006

that was a good one. very cute story too
winbob423**
Apr 12, 2006

that was a fun one...i started to annoy my mom from saying IYQYQR so much!
iteachkidsAus*
Apr 12, 2006

Well, winbob, there IS such a thing as "too much of a good thing," so take it easy on your mom!
laya*au*
Apr 12, 2006

this was a really good one i think its very good and that there should always be someone out there like that
kashbyAus*
Apr 12, 2006

good 1, and i do like myself the way i am, you know, im really awesome. thanx for boosting my self asteem!
maddiekate*us*
Apr 13, 2006

"i yike you yike you are"?
LadyBug4791*us*
Apr 14, 2006

Very sweet, very cute. Easy, but fun!
Psychic_MasterAnz*
Apr 15, 2006

Yeah, nice one! Easy, but nice. It's certainly boosted my self-esteem
irar1792Aus*
Apr 16, 2006

i loved it! great teaser
alis99
Apr 18, 2006

Good one but y is there a q?it must be an l!
iteachkidsAus*
Apr 18, 2006

I = I
YQ = Like You
YQ = Like You
R = Are

That's why the Q's!
bradon182001*us*
Apr 18, 2006

I got it, I got it. Really nice teaser and has a moral to the story.
calmsaviorAus*
Apr 24, 2006

i thought it was "i like you you cool"
schatzy228*us*
Apr 29, 2006

I Y Q and this teaser
gr8 job
iteachkidsAus*
Apr 29, 2006

IYQ2, Schatzy!!!
UR G8!
NLHockey*
Apr 30, 2006

Very Cute
sweetmamaAus*
May 18, 2006

That was a good one. IYQ2! Good job teach!
Swordoffury1392*us*
May 19, 2006

IYU teaser.
AwwwSweet*
May 25, 2006

Hehe, this is an awesome teaser! Just saying it makes me giggle since it sounds so cute. Great job, write MORE!!
GebbieRoseAus*
May 26, 2006

what a "feel good" story! i'm putting this in my faves.
peanut-tiara*ca*
May 26, 2006

Tres Cute!!!
mathmaniacAus*
May 26, 2006

i loved it!!!!!!1
violingirl77*us*
May 29, 2006

love it!
kimberlykayAus*
May 29, 2006

FANTABULOUS...LOVED IT...VERY GOOD MESSAGE...I LIKE YOU LIKE YOU ARE TOO LYNNE!
dididaAus*
Jun 02, 2006

good one
soon2bsingle25*us
Jun 17, 2006

That was the most wonderful thing you could have done for your students I think. It was very impressive to have done that. I am not a teacher but I do have 2 kids of my own. It should help with my daughter if somtheing came up like that. Then I would have a way 2 show her that someone still cares about her and that I do 2. Thanks you gave an idea 2 work with in the future.
akl21Aus*
Jun 20, 2006

That was brilliant. Teachers should always try to do something like that, I think, because most kids /are/ mercilessly ridiculed by at least one person...that was sweet.
rtytherleighau*
Jun 21, 2006

This is a simple teaser but leaves a message.
I love it.
babygirl8195**
Jun 22, 2006

really cute! good one!
iteachkidsAus*
Jun 26, 2006

I'm sorry you feel this way, BlackBelt, but this was my second try with this teaser, and an EDITOR suggested the "Mystery" category. Does the category REALLLLY matter that much?
I hope you feel better soon.
iteachkidsAus*
Jul 13, 2006

Actually, "Language" was the first category for which I submitted this teaser. Your argument is not really with me ...
Sorry to have disappointed you "Mystery" seekers ...
Psychic_MasterAnz*
Jul 13, 2006

Teach, don't let Belt get you down. He's jealous, if anything! It's a really good and sweet teaser, and don't you forget that!

If you need more proof, look at the teaser fun average!
pianofoxAus*
Jul 13, 2006

Blackbelt needs to chill out. It was a good teaser and if he didn't like it...fine. He shouldn't be so rude. It was great, iteachkids!
shawneeo*us*
Jul 13, 2006

Very fun, and Very Different! Im not surprised at all that it was difficult to decide which category to put it in, because it's so unique! And a good idea for anyone to boost their self-esteem! Thanks, teach!
Brainy_1Aus*
Jul 13, 2006

Great teaser!! IYQ2!! Nicely done and nicely presented! Keep 'em coming!
froggyggAus*
Jul 14, 2006

teach, I think this is a great teaser and I enjoyed it! Now, let's see some more! Keep up the great job!
Splatt*cc*
Jul 15, 2006

Vewwy cute, teach.

I wike it. I also YQ, but you know that alweady.
iteachkidsAus*
Jul 15, 2006

Thank U evwyone. I wike U. all, and U.Wock!!!
scallioAus*
Jul 16, 2006

Awww... how sweet!

This sentence should have been left out as it made it too easy:
Repeat it over and over, gradually running the sounds together.

iis2hyper4uus*
Jul 19, 2006

not that great
qqqq*
Jul 19, 2006

Once again... What's "Not that great" about it? By the way, Awesome teaser!
rkaalandAus**
Aug 01, 2006

This was fun and very enjoyable, brought a smile to my face and to many others I am sure!
Club33*us*
Aug 02, 2006

Brought a smile to my face!! I'm glad it is in the ystery catagory because I probably wouldn't have found it otherwise!! Keep it up!!
NLHockey*
Aug 03, 2006

I Love this teaser!!!!!! Very Very Cute
Write2Right*us*
Aug 07, 2006

Haha, I only wish I'd had you for an elementry school teacher.

lol, keep it up. A+
iteachkidsAus*
Aug 07, 2006

... and I wish I'd had YOU ALL in class! A+ all around!!!
teen_wizAca*
Sep 10, 2006

This is the cutest teaser on the site. Wonderful through and through!
vlermaAus*
Sep 11, 2006

What an amazing amount of praise for a wonderful teaser. Teach you have done a fabulous job and I bet any child you have had in your classes has always looked back and was thanful they had gotten to know you. GREAT JOB LYNN.
TheSmartest*us*
Sep 20, 2006

Wow, I feel a little better! This was awesome! I figured it out b4 I read the story, because I just looked at the words, but still, very awesome puzzle!!!
flamehead*us
Oct 12, 2006

Nice one, very creative!!
willymapo*cr*
Oct 15, 2006

Hi.
This is a truly great teaser, and a grater message and even greater tip four teachers. A very nice story.

Even so, I do think it does not belong to Mystery. And the blame of it should be given to the editors

But that doesn't hurt anybody. Actually, I have the chance to read it because it was placed here, so lucky me (I'm a teacher too!)

Keep on going, and nice kid teaching.

Will
countrygirl101*
Nov 16, 2006

I love the teaser it is awesome keep up he good work
Lizzie713Aau*
Nov 18, 2006

Awesome thanks
soccerfreak*us*
Nov 21, 2006

kewl dude!
Blondie116*us*
Dec 06, 2006

Loved It! great teaser
usafff_34*us*
Dec 06, 2006

Awesome Teach.... were you the teacher who did this? Awesome way to get through to kids.
SugarynightmareAca*
Dec 14, 2006

i thought that was really cute, great job
ejhops*ca*
Jan 05, 2007

So sweet, great teaser. A nice break from the killer mysteries
Sand-Storm*us
Jan 11, 2007

hi Iteach - w/more like you, maybe the kids wouldn't need to ridicule each other. Imagine the possibilities. Fun & great story.
QTkateus*
Jan 14, 2007

haha iono wats wrong wit me but i didnt get it til i read the answer lol
d-babesus
Jan 18, 2007

a teacher did almost the same thing with us when we were doing riddles except it was a lifferent message. i forgot it though but the technique was unforgettable so i got it immediatly good one
teddybairAus*
Jan 25, 2007

I love this teaser Lynn! I think I may try that myself, especially if we do accept the teaching positions in Africa~wonderful story and wonderful idea!
cowman12*
Feb 01, 2007

Great teaser!
Hawkbball*
Feb 07, 2007

I loved ur teaser even though it was a little to easy o well i gave me a break!!!!!!!
shabz4lyf*zm**
Feb 19, 2007

I Y Q O R teaser iteachkids i really needed it! thanks!!!
babygrl329**
Mar 04, 2007

This is cute.
LeafFan4life*
Mar 06, 2007

this teacher is a bully. She is teaching her kids how to talk if you are 2 years old so then it is like saying:
"you are very immature"
which is mean which meansthis teacher is a bully.

PS: So does it mean i like the way you are or i like you like you are?because i like you like you are makes no sense
lukeschettAus*
Apr 11, 2007

Awwwww. How cute.
mixed_masteressAph
Apr 24, 2007

awww. whatta cute little story to go with the very cute teaser. =).
erutan
Jul 08, 2007

I Y Q.
erutan
dudebomb93Aus*
Aug 02, 2007

I.Y.Qed THIS ONE GOOD JOB IT WAS GOOD GOING INTO MY FAVORITES!
iteachkidsAus*
Aug 02, 2007

I am happy to see that most of you read and understood this in the way it was intended. I Y Q, I really D!!!
IQ_masterAsg
Oct 08, 2007

I heard touching many times before. And I Y K as it is. (I Y K= I like it)
bookwrmKPAus*
Dec 16, 2007

Lovely teaser! I really enjoyed it!
kiddo230508Aus*
May 08, 2008

If my teacher did something like that, I would've had more self esteem in elementary school. But Im glad that something like this is used in some classes everywhere and children need to learn that teasing is also just a form of showing that a kid needs attention, or they are insecure about THEMSELVES. Great teaser, I loved it.

P.S. I Y Q Y Q R
salliAus
Jun 23, 2008

Haha that's a cute story. Although I'd probably be more perplexed than anything Oh well. Good one!
sourdough
Jul 14, 2008

Dear SourDough:

EYE WHY QUEUE WHY QUEUE ARE !

$D
yangjunAsg*
Nov 15, 2008

i don't really think that the "Y" sound like "like"...
roseylilitus*
Nov 30, 2008

great!



precious1026Aus*
Jan 01, 2009

This Teaser made no sense at all. Yes, its for the kids and would increase their little self-acceptance, but it might have confused the little buggers more. When children are being ridiculed the last thing they need is letters that don't make sense to further complicate matters. What is required, if you deal with the issue is a lesson on self-esteem but something more direct. Usually, I like all teasers that I read, but this was a ploy to get Teaser Readers to build your self-esteem. I am sorry, I hated this teaser.
Jake10Aus*
Nov 17, 2009

Who would believe that?
precious1026Aus*
Nov 17, 2009

I don't even remember this Teaser and I am not going back to read why you, Jake made this comment.
The comment is not meant for me, is it? But, if so, I cannot respond. If you don't believe what I said, it is not a problem? I think i spoke with iteachkids about this Teaser and my comment. We came to some mutual conclusion, so this is over, but Thanks for your comment, Jake.
squeakQT*
Jun 19, 2010

hmmm, well this one was ok but i really stink at brain teasers cause i didn't get it even though i looked at the hint i thought it was kinda cheesy and i'm not quite sure if it would make the kid feel better but the overall story was cute
princess2007A*
Apr 05, 2011

Cuh-yoot!! And i didnt even need the hint!! I really wike this teaser!!!



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