Sunday, May 13, 2007

Get Off Our Island!

It's that time of year...six and a half days to go...when the kids start losing their minds.

We teachers already have.

In any case, between the warm weather, hormones, eagerness for freedom, or just the way the stars have aligned, the behavior issues abound. This is the time of year when even the good kids get a little nuts and do the most incredibly stupid things.

It's also the time of year where Mr. Enforcer votes kids off our island...that's his way of suspending someone for the rest of the year. We have a list of kids we'd love to see voted off our island, and quite honestly, given time most of them will manage to get caught doing something incredibly stupid and solve the problem.

My Third Period Class From the Very Depths of Hell Itself is rapidly losing numbers as kids are voted off the island. If the Non-Losers have their way, most of the Losers will be gone by the end of the week and they'll be able to enjoy their kite-building project and get to go outside. If nothing else, they have learned that kids who can't control themselves (and whom I can't trust to behave outside of the classroom) ruin it for them quite a lot of the time. Considering I'd like to take my classes outside for some kite flying and general running around to blow off steam next week, I'm hoping a few of them get voted off rather early in the week.

We lost one of the Losers during our testing week when he decided to bring a water bottle filled with vodka to school. Another one, Foul Mouthed Girl got voted off last week due to - you guessed it - her foul mouth. It probably wouldn't have been such a big deal if she hadn't screamed and shouted "Eff You! You Effing B..." at the top of her lungs, outside of Mr. Enforcer's office, when her math teacher asked her to hand over her MP3 player.

Not a good move on her part.

In any case, tomorrow is Monday, a new day and the last full week. We'll have to wait and see who, if anyone, gets voted off the island tomorrow!


Princess Lionhead said...

I'm so jealous that you get out before we do!! Our last day is the 25th, so we still have 2 more full weeks of school! Granted, the Wednesday I get to go with the 8th graders to a waterpark in Phoenix all day, but still...And I hope you don't mind that I stole your ticker idea. :)

Anonymous said...

I admire your perseverance.