luckily, i am not talking about my kid. she's too cute to say "ugh" to. don't you agree?
thanks ian for the wonderful pictures. more to follow later. :)
this is about the kids at school. even though i'm not there, i am still getting reports of their dumb-ness.
i get the occassional email from my long-term sub saying:
"lindsay, so-n-so has an f. they apparently don't think they need to turn in their assignments."
"lindsay, so-n-so turned in an exact copy of about.com for his research paper. how do i deal with this problem?"
"oh man, so-n-so has such an attitude whenever i tell him that he can't sleep in class."
"and so-n-so, he totally creeps me out. he is strangely over-comfortable..."
i don't even know how to deal with this. exact copies off the internet. really?
you didn't even change the font? or the paragraphs? or anything.
you can't even cheat successfully.
these kids are so, so frustrating. i know they are smart. i know they can do it. i just don't understand what makes them think the choices they make are good ones.
it's so annoying and really pretty embarrassing to have someone come into your classroom to teach your students and they are breaking laws, being rude and disrespectful, slacking off. i guess i thought i had these kids "under-control" or at least, i felt like we had reached a mutual understanding that this is how you act in my classroom.
dumb kids. for real.
thankfully, my sub is made of steal. none of this seems to phase her and she just deals with the kids in the same way i would. luckily, she is very comfortable dolling out F's if that is what the kid deserves and so am i.
the kids don't know what's coming when i get back. they thought i was cranky pregnant. i would anticipate my first few weeks back will be rough. they haven't seen cranky until they see a sleep depirved, new mama who misses her baby and has poop on her scarf and puke in her hair. (totally possible my friends.)
look out kids, here comes mrs. frasier (but not for a few weeks). we are going to throw-down.
and i will win that battle friends.