This was one of those days that you sit back and realize that you could tell people about your day and they wouldn't believe you.
Today was the day that the seventh grade apparently decided to lose their minds.
It started at bright and early when some of the boys in the locker room decided that pulling down gym shorts (and exposing the Full Monty) was a laugh riot, until one of the victims didn't find it so funny, and a brawl ensued.
Then there was the girl fight down in Mrs. Eagle's area.
And then we had some of Mrs. Eagle's boys harassing one of her girls, taking her books, taking these books into the boy's bathroom and laughing hysterically as they pretended to have, shall we say, carnal knowledge of the text book?
See? People just don't believe me! Really! This is the brain of the seventh grader!!
My favorite, however, was one of my darlings who didn't like the fact he was getting suspended. Let me backtrack a bit. This kid, who we will call Dennis the Menace because he's the cutest little freckle-faced darling ever, but don't let that fool you, was a horror last year in sixth grade. You mention his name to some of the sweetest, most patient sixth grade teachers we have and their eyes narrow and steam comes out of their ears. He spent most of last year in alternative school, being homeschooled, back to public school, back to alternative school, off to live with relatives in another state, expelled, sent back to us, and he lands back in our building with a record that would scare the most hardened administrator. He spent thirty days in alternative school, and arrived back with us. I actually haven't had him in class much because he managed to get in a fight, got sent to ISS, lost his mind in ISS (standing on tables, cursing, spitwads, you name it), got suspended for two days, came back, had to finish up his time in ISS, and today was back to his old habits of causing a rukus, throwing things, etc, and he got suspended again.
This time when he was brought in to guidance so they could do the suspension paperwork, he lost it, threw his books across the office, then took off running and screaming at the top of his lungs throughout the building.
You seriously can't make this stuff up.
Oh, and I'm held responsible for their test scores...just thought I'd remind ya'll.
(And to all the folks that will post comments about why this kid is still in the classroom and not identified as emotionally disturbed...I wish I could tell you. From what I can tell in his file, there's not a thing wrong with this kid except he just doesn't like to behave. He can, when he wants to, be an angel. Hard to say - and like I said, I haven't had him long enough to even get to know much about him.)