Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Discovery

I have finally discovered why everyone says that I am "so brave" when I say that I teach 8th graders. Let's just say that teaching during the last 3 weeks of the school year has been quite a challenge. Just to give you an idea of my daily adventures, let me take you into the mind of a typical 8th grader during the last month of school....

  • Last month EVER of middle school! Woo hoo!
  • I know everything. High school is going to be a breeze!
  • Homework is totally overrated. My teachers won't care if I don't do it!
  • The weatherman said the sun would be out today. That means the SMALLEST tank tops and shorts I can find!
  • She's going out with who?!?!? OH, I totally knew they would make the perfect couple!
  • 5 minutes later...I totally knew they would break up.
  • Checklist for school: ipod, cell phone, sunglasses, hairspray, perfume/cologne, digital camera, PSP. Set!
  • Mrs. D, can I borrow a pencil?
  • Mrs. D, can I have another copy of that worksheet?
  • My dress/suit for the dance is SO hot!
  • I'm not doing ANYTHING during the summer except for cheerleading camp, football camp, baseball camp, tennis camp, lacross camp, volleyball camp, motorcross camp...
  • I can't believe it took us this long to become friends!
  • I can't believe that I was friends with that person for so long!
  • I can't wait to make new friends next year!
  • Teachers have first names, right? I'm going to call them by those names now that I am almost in high school. We are DEFINITELY equals.

So, there ya have it. They aren't really unruly, they are just being what typical 8th graders are this time of year...8th GRADERS!

Gosh, June couldn't come any faster!

1 comment:

Mom said...

Way to keep the sense of humor, honey....Your kids need it more than ever! Take good care of yourself during the last days, and know that your kids are lucky to have you! (P.S.....As I remember,your own blue dress for the 8th grade dance was really hot! Too bad Chris didn't know you then.....)
Love you,
Mom