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Middle schoolers - yikes!

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croberts (b2w6w4kn)
Wed, 24 Feb 1999 16:19:05 -0500


>Middle school is a whole other animal, isn't it? I found after my middle
>schoolers left on Monday (I teach elementary the rest of the week) a ball
of
>Sculpey clay (we use it for animation) about six inches in diameter and all
the
>colors marbeled together. I thought I would have a stroke.
>Trying hard to LOL
>Jen

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Jen, I think that last week my middle schoolers did every thing they could
to "get on my last nerve" and they succeeded....but on Friday, I "reamed 'em
out" and things have settled back down.

As we left the computer lab last Wednesday, a couple of my 8th graders
quickly slipped around and turned EVERY speaker up as loud as it would go
and then turned the computers off...we're supposed to leave them on. When
the next class came in and turned the computers on, they BLASTED their
eardrums...and of course, the teacher complained to computer instructor and
in turn, she came to me...and in turn, I jumped on my kids. This week,
they've been much better...but wonder "for how long"...hee hee!

Also, a student from another class deleted everything he possibly could off
one of the computers....and two girls brought magnets to computer class and
passed them back and forth over the screens...and blackened them....thank
goodness that wasn't my class.

And we had one shop teacher that used to get so upset that the kids LOVED to
do things to him....they would hide things in his lab coat pockets
(especially the knives that he had to account for) without him knowing
it...and when the teacher would finally end up calling the principal in..the
kids would suggest that he check HIS pockets....and then they'd all "die
laughing".....they also would drop things out of his windows....

Sometimes I think they stay up at night thinking of things to do to their
teachers!

We laugh when they do things to OTHERS, but when it's "us" we don't think
it's so funny....but I wouldn't trade 'em! They sure keep you on your toes!

Carolyn