09 January 2009

Survival Of The Fittest

If Darwin has anything to say about it, most of the kids I taught this week will not reproduce.

At least that's the prayer.

I gave out two detentions today: two boys were being stupid. They left the classroom without asking permission and then proceeded to wrestle over one of the kids' shoes in the hallway. I mean, what the hell? Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

And during the last 10 minutes of the day, the 7th grade science teacher, taking time out of her prep period, popped in to explain some of the extra credit and got nothing but disrespect from this pack of overly-caffeinated 12-year-olds. She finally told them in plain English to shut up (I'm pretty sure she was thinking, "Will you little fuckers just shut the hell up? What is wrong with you?" Or maybe that was just me). I would've cheered for her or at the very least offered up an "Amen, sister!", but I wanted to set a good example for the kiddies.

I have survived the week.

And I want a drink of alcoholic nature the size of a large baby.


Harley Quinn said...

Yay! You did it! You deserve an alcoholic drink the size of a 12 year old!!

James said...

Ha! Little Shits!
This reminds me of our class at times, although I don't think I ever created much of a disturbance.
I've considered a teaching career from time to time but stories like this make it tough to be committal. I bet the Korean English students are a bit more respectful. I would have to go there.

VeganLinda said...

That is one of the reasons I home school. I can't imagine what it takes to face an entire classroom of kids all one age. Power to you!