This week felt eons long, and it was only a 4 day week for me! I am seriously over teaching middle school. My 6/7 period class owed me 8 minutes after school today. That's how much time they wasted (really, it was actually more like 20 minutes, but I can't keep them that long). And it's not bad behavior that's the problem, it's just the talking. It doesn't stop. EVER. I know some would argue that talking is bad behavior, but when you're me and you've had three years of kids throwing paper, fighting, screaming "fuck you" at each other (and at you), stealing each other's shit, walking around the classroom without permission--talking is really the least bad thing they could do. I'm so tired of middle school.
On the plus side, there was a dance after school. I went for a little while and giggled at their version of "dancing." Really, it seemed only the 6th graders were dancing and the 7th & 8th graders were just hanging out. Really funny though. Last year, at my old school, there were 4 young female teachers and we always had more fun at the dances than the kids did. The kids barely even danced. Maybe they were embarrassed/put off by their teachers dancing. :)
On another plus side, next week is only 3 days long and Thursday is the 2nd Annual NPH Day!!!!!!!